The Ivy Coach Daily

April 3, 2020

Columbia University Class of 2024 Admit Rate

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Columbia University’s overall admit rate for the Class of 2024 is up from last year’s tally (photo credit: Andrew Chen).

Columbia University, traditionally the last Ivy League school to release its admissions statistics, may have some competition in the years to come in retaining that distinction. After all, Cornell University recently announced that it would be reporting its admissions statistics at a later time. The school released its Early Decision data when ED applications were notified but changed its policy after the RD round leading some to conjecture that Cornell’s RD pool fell rather significantly this year. In any case, while more will come to light in the months to come, we do have some data to share on Columbia’s Class of 2024!

As Melissa Korn reports for The Wall Street Journal in a piece entitled “Acceptance Rates at Harvard, Other Ivy League Schools Edge Up,” “Columbia University’s admit rate rose to 6.1% from 5.3%, as applications dropped by almost 2,500 and the school admitted around 220 more students.” To put this figure in historical perspective, 5.5% of total applicants to Columbia’s Class of 2022 earned admission. In fact, the last time Columbia’s overall admit rate stood at 6.1% or higher was for its Class of 2019. So it’s not as though we’re talking about ancient history.

Total applications for the Columbia Class of 2023 stood at 42,569 so a drop of approximately 2,500 applications, by our arithmetic, would mark a total applicant pool of about 40,069 applicants to the Class of 2024, which only marks the lowest total for the New York City-based school in three years. Stay tuned for more updates on Columbia’s admissions statistics for the Class of 2024 and congratulations to all students who earned admission!

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