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Class of 2021 Early Decision Results Have Been Released

After hours of poring over applications, we get our first (sort of) glimpses at the class of 2021. Today, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions released their first round of letters to early decision applicants– as well as some statistics about them. This year, Undergraduate Admissions received 4,086 Early Decision applications to Columbia College and The […]

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Columbia Class Of 2020 Shares Its College Essays

In this next part of our introduction to the CC/SEAS Class of 2020, we decided to take a different approach. Sure, we could share all of the funny, shocking, and downright strange messages we had access to—and believe us, we have a lot of screenshots that didn’t make the cut— but somehow those short excerpts don’t seem to fully […]

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Introducing The Columbia Class Of 2020: Just Plain Weird

Yesterday we showed you the first glimpse of Columbia’s Class of 2020 from the—now deceased—Lion Order [lion emoji] GroupMe, which included abounding enthusiasm for an idyllic scholar’s life and quite a bit of misguided aggression towards other schools. While we won’t deny those are the two things which Columbia prefrosh most prominently grasp onto in those strange […]

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Pre-Freshpeople “R” Us

Live music, name tag chains, sauntering parents, and teenaged strangers in your hall bathrooms—it’s Days on Campus part one, people! Part deux is next weekend. Relive your prefrosh misadventures with the full schedule below:  More like dazed on campus, amirite via Wikimedia Commons

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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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Two New Sororities Coming to Columbia…Eventually

Late last night, we a tip of the anonymous sort that PanHell (Columbia’s PanHellenic Council, the umbrella group for the AXO, DG, SDT, and Theta sororities) will be choosing between four sororities that want to establish chapters at Columbia: Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Zeta Tau Alpha. Two of these […]

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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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Lions and Facebook and Froshbears, Oh My!

Last week, we posted some salacious screenshots of the Columbia Class of 2016 Facebook page. This morning we received the following in an email tip from a prefroshbear reader (props!): So I saw the post about the Columbia Class of 2016 facebook page. It was pretty funny, but those posts have nothing on the stuff […]

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Freshpeople Housing Review: John Jay

Continuing our assistance for pre-frosh picking housing preferences, here is the second installment of Freshpeople Housing Review, in which we examine that most august residence hall, John Jay. John Jay is the other 100% first-year dorm. Rather than the double-double purity of Carman, the vast majority of JJ rooms are singles. There are a few […]

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Freshpeople Housing Review: Carman

Hey, 2015, we know you exist! And we know that you know that your housing deadline is May 1. You’re freaking out, wondering if you want a roommate, wondering if a single will cut you off from friends, wondering if the LLC is even a thing. Enter Bwog’s Freshpeople Housing Review. Here we’ll walk you […]

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Columbia Admissions Stats for 2015 Released

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has just released the admissions statistics for the Class of 2015! The takeaway: shitloads of people applied to Columbia. The overall admission’s rate for this year was 6.9 percent, compared with last year’s 9.2%. We suspect this has a lot to do with the switch to the Common App, but […]

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Bwog Pre-frosh profiles: Arianna

  Sure pre-frosh can be a little irritating, but their idealism and eagerness can be charming… right? For 2012, Arianna was courageous enough to jump-start the pre-frosh profiles. Hometown: Paukakalo, Maui, Hawaii Prospective Major: Sustainable Development, International Relations, Political Science, History Prospective Dorm: John Jay or Carman (I am still torn, but recently I have […]

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Decision Time

For all you prefrosh across America (don’t worry, you won’t actually be called a “frosh” when you get there), the time is coming to decide for college – in fact, you have less than a week left. To help you decide in a very unhelpful way (you’ll never  know for sure anyway), Bwog has compiled […]

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Rainy Dayz on Campus

You may be holed up in your rooms, cozily finishing up homework and recovering from the weekend, but hundreds of high school seniors have work to do: deciding whether they want to join us. Bwog stopped by the activities fair in Roone Arledge, filled with terrified-looking prefrosh and bright-eyed, bushytailed club leaders noshing on brownies […]

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Welcome…2011?

We didn’t get pictures like last year, but word is that acceptance letters went out today, meaning that there are going to be a lot of angsty posts over here and excited youngsters the world over refreshing their e-mail obsessively. CC and SEAS combined got over 21,000 applications–that’s a lot to reject! Welcome, class of […]

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