Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have accepted a new record low of 5.1 percent of applicants for the class of 2023, the University announced today.
The data also showed a record high number of applicants, 42,569 in comparison to 40,203 last year, when 5.5 percent of applicants were accepted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Acceptance rates for both schools have declined steadily over the past five years; the class of 2018 saw a 6.94 percent acceptance rate. This year, 2,190 students will receive acceptances from the office.
Decisions were mailed to applicants at 3 p.m. on College Walk.