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Columbia University Admissions

Columbia admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 6%. Students that get into Columbia have an average SAT score between 1450-1560 or an average ACT score of 33-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Columbia is January 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
6%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
40,572
SAT Range
1450-1560
SAT Reading
710-760
SAT Math
740-800
Students Submitting SAT
59%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
34-36
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
51%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
Application Fee
$85
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
74%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.42 responses
Poll
86%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.42 responses