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 2022 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Columbia University ever. For the Class of 2022, 40,203 students applied to Columbia University of which 2,214 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 5.5%. Overall applications increased by 7.5% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 37,389 to 40,203.
For the Class of 2022, 650 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 4,085, yielding an early acceptance rate of 15.9%. Early applications remained flat over last year (2021 to 2022) from 4,086 to 4,085.