Admissions Information

The application fee is $85 for applying undergraduate school and $110 for graduate school at Columbia University in the City of New York. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$85
Graduate Application Fees$110
Admission Informationwww.columbia.edu/content/admissions
Online Applicationhttps://www.columbia.edu/content/admissions-offices
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctoral (Research), Doctoral (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 4.00% and the yield is 65.02%. 25,463 men and 35,647 women applied to Columbia University and 1,273 men and 1,426 women students were accepted. Among them, 840 men and 913 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants61,11025,46335,647
Admitted2,4441,2731,426
Enrolled1,589840913
Acceptance Rate 4.00%5.00%4.00%
Yield 65.02%65.99%64.03%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 704 students (43% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 464 students (28%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 770 and the 25th percentile is 720. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 750 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 34 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math750800
ACT Composite3435
ACT Math3235
ACT English3536
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Columbia University in the City of New York are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Columbia University in the City of New York.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Columbia University Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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