Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

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Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due February 1
SAT II Scores Due February 1
College Will Notify April 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 16,039 18,771 34,810
Accepted 1,257 1,161 2,418
Acceptance Rate 8% 6% 6%
Enrolled 738 653 1,391

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.


SAT Scores

(90% of Students Admitted to Columbia University in the City of New York Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 700 to 780
  • Math 700 to 790
  • Writing 700 to 790
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 780 790 790
Bottom 25th Percentile 700 700 700

ACT Scores

(30% of Students Admitted to Columbia University in the City of New York Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 33 to 35
  • Math 32 to 35
  • Composite 32 to 35
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 35 35 35
Bottom 25th Percentile 33 32 32

Columbia University in the City of New York Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($80)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Very Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Very Important
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 4
English 4
Foreign Language 4
History 4
Math 4
Science 4
Lab 4
Electives 1 1

Columbia University in the City of New York Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 7,967 (98%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 123 (1%)

Columbia University in the City of New York Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($80)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 24)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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