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Admissions Decisions Are Finally Free

Regular decisions admissions have finally spread their wings and flown free of their cage in the Admissions Office! Congratulations, class of 2022, you’re already making me feel old. Decisions were released at 3 pm today. The usual fanfare and celebration could be witnessed as Admissions staff mailed out acceptance letters. Columbia extended sweet admission offers […]

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Bwoglines: Admissions Edition

What’s Happening In The World: A fire in a Russian mall killed at least 64 people, including 41 children. Several thousands of protesters have gathered to protest in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, many of them calling for Putin and other Russian officials to resign over the disaster. (BBC) What’s Happening In The Country: Twelve states have […]

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In a statement released by the official Columbia Admissions Twitter account today, Admissions clarified that students facing disciplinary action for peaceful protests will not be “at a disadvantage in the Columbia admissions process.” This statement comes in the wake of many schools promising the same, including MIT, Brown, Yale, and several others. The Needville Independent School […]

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You’ve Got Mail(man)

According to the New York Times, Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health recently sent out acceptance emails to 277 prospective graduate students–except these students hadn’t actually been accepted into the school. About 75 minutes later, the School of Public Health’s admissions office sent out a follow-up email correcting their mistake. The accidental acceptance emails, they […]

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Admissions Releases Class of 2018 Application Count

Bwog just received this statement from Jessica Marinaccio, CU’s Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid (emphasis is Bwog’s): We have received 32,952 applications to Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science for the Class of 2018, which is the third largest applicant pool in Columbia’s history. We are grateful […]

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Barnard Admits 20.5% of Applicants

The official announcement won’t come until Monday, but Bwog has learned that Barnard admitted 20.5% of applicants to the Class of 2017. They received 5,606 applications from eager high schoolers, and admitted 1,151 of them. Needless to say, this makes Barnard the most selective women’s college in the country. It’s also a record low admissions […]

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Columbia Admits 6.89% of Applicants for Class of 2017

It’s become more impressive to become a Columbia student than ever. According to Admissions, only 6.89% of freshman applicants were admitted to CC and SEAS this year. That’s a record low admissions rate for the University, narrowly edging out the 6.92% admissions rate of two years ago. The University received 33,531 applications—more than last year, […]

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Barnard Sees Record Number of Applications Again, Again

In the fall Barnard reported a record number of early decision applicants and this year’s round of regular decision applications is just as strong, apparently. Bwog is still waiting for stats on the extent to which it is also bold and beautiful. Barnard’s Media Relations Director Sun Min reports: Following the upward trend in recent years, […]

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Columbia Receives Many, Many Applications

33,460 prospies applied to our fair university (during both the Early and Regular Decision rounds) this year. According to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Jessica Marinaccio: “We have received 33,460 applications to Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science for the Class of 2017, a five percent increase from […]

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Barnard Mails ED Letters This Week, Sees Record Numbers Of Applicants (Again)

Barnard is mailing its acceptance letters for early decision applicants this week, and reports record numbers of applicants for the third year in a row. Congratulations to the Class of 2017, who now await their decision by snail-mail only. Believe it or not, future first-years, that part might be easier than using eBear. Statement from […]

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Class of 2017 ED Letters Mailed

The Columbia Admission staff gathered at 3 pm on College Walk today to send out their decisions to Early Decision applicants. It was a cheerful event, with a quick “Roar, Lion, Roar” performed by the hard-working people who got us all into this place. Decisions come out online at 5 P.M. Eastern time today. Good […]

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Why Are We Excluded from CAFA?

CAFA, the Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid that governs CC/SEAS, has been made anew. It used to be under the Dean, but now it’s under the Provost. It used to have student reps, but now instead has professional school reps. There should be student reps on CAFA. Please make that happen, “student leaders.” Not […]

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2016, Your Fate is in These Crates

The admissions staff is shipping the acceptance letters out to the Class of 2016 high school seniors.  As per tradition, they are out on college walk marching boxes of letters into the shipping trucks.  Admissions will be posted online tonight at 5 pm.  Freak out, high schoolers! As always, it was one of the largest […]

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Prospective Barnardians, Hold Your Breath!

Remember the neurotic high school senior that you once were and still sort of are? Use that person to generate some empathy, as Barnard is mailing its decision letters today. In an e-mail to Bwog, admissions dean and shatterer of dreams Jennifer Fondiller shared some of the exciting stats. The acceptance rate for the class […]

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