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 2023 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Columbia University ever. For the Class of 2023, 42,569 students applied to Columbia University of which 2,190 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 5.1%. Overall applications increased by 5.9% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 40,203 to 42,569.
For the Class of 2023, 650 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 4,461, yielding an early acceptance rate of 14.6%. Early applications increased by 9.2% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 4,085 to 4,461.