Columbia University is an Ivy League School and its admissions statistics fall in the middle of all Ivy League Schools. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Columbia University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2019 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Columbia University ever to date. For the Class of 2019, 36,250 students applied to Columbia University of which 2,228 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 6.1%. Overall applications increased by 10% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 32,952 to 36,250.
For the Class of 2019, 600 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 3,373, yielding an early acceptance rate of 17.8%. Early applications increased by 2.3% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 3,296 to 3,373.