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This year, Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science received an unprecedented number of applications, totalling at 36,292. This is the largest applicant pool in Columbia’s history. Only 2,193 students, or 6.0%, were admitted this year, including students from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the territories, and 85 other countries. News of Columbia’s […]

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At 3:00 this afternoon, the Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid offices crowded onto College Walk to send the first batch of admission letters for the Class of 2019. Despite the cold weather, the officers somehow managed to remain cheerful—along with their sizable array of camerapeople toting DSLRs, point-and-shoots, phones, and iPads. (Bwog estimates there was […]

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Today at 3 pm, officers from Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid gathered on College Walk to send Class of 2018 Regular Decision letters. This year, a total of 32,967 students applied—the third largest pool in Columbia’s history, though 1.5 percent fewer than last year’s. About 10 percent of them (3,298 students) applied early. Columbia admitted 2,291 applicants to CC and SEAS this […]

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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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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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Deantini and Dean Marinaccio at a staff meeting (metaphorically) Update, 8/15 1:30 pm: Deantini has emailed us back to explain why he decided to move Financial Aid and Admissions out of the Division of Student Affairs: I wanted Admissions and Financial Aid reporting directly to me. Whom we admit to the College is the most […]

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Halp! More numbers! Some fun facts about this year’s crop of CC/SEAS Early Decision applicants: Columbia received a total of 3,229 Early Decision applications this year (final after adjustments) 632 students, or 19.57% of the ED pool, were admitted 696 students, or 21.55% of the ED pool, were deferred to the Regular Decision pool ED […]

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Starting this fall, Columbia will join the ranks of most other schools (over 400 institutions) in the country and start exclusively using the Common App. Jessica “the Decider” Marinaccio writes that using the Common App will “make applying to Columbia more accessible to students from every background,” and reassures us that the App will still […]

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