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Columbia University

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Visiting And Contact Information

212 Hamilton Hall MC 2807

1130 Amsterdam A

New York, NY 10027

United States

Phone: 212-854-2522

Fax: 212-894-1209

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 99
SAT:
% Submitting Score:86%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:700 - 780
     Math Middle 50%:700 - 790
     Writing Middle 50%:690 - 780
ACT:
% Submitting Score:29%
     ACT Middle 50%:32 - 34
     Math Middle 50%:31 - 35
     English Middle 50%:32 - 35
     Writing Middle 50%:8 - 10
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:57%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 33,531
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,311
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,416
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 99%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $85.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Regular Application Deadline: 01/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 2 years
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:4
     Foreign Language:4
     History:4
     Academic Electives:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    99
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    700 - 780
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    700 - 790
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    690 - 780
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    32 - 34
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    31 - 35
  •      English Middle 50%:
    32 - 35
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    8 - 10
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/01
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