Columbia University is an Ivy League School and its admissions statistics make it one of the most competitive 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 2020 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Columbia University ever to date. For the Class of 2020, 36,292 students applied to Columbia University of which 2,193 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 6%. Overall applications increased by 0.1% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 36,250 to 36,292.
For the Class of 2020, 620 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 3,520, yielding an early acceptance rate of 17.6%. Early applications increased by 4.4% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 3,373 to 3,520.