The Cold, Hard Facts
Columbia University admitted a record-low 5.1% of its Class of 2023 applicants. Additionally, applications rose to a record 42,569 from 40,203 for the Class of 2022. By comparison, the acceptance rate for that Class of 2022 was 5.5%. For the the Class of 2018, the acceptance rate was 6.94%.
The Silver Lining
The good news in this low acceptance rate, if you will, is that the number of offers declined from 2,214 last year to 2,190 this year. Will Columbia’s yield increase this year? (It was 63.0% for the Class of 2022.) If not, there should be more hope for wailisted applicants this year!