Congratulations to the class of 2019! Admissions decisions were mailed at 3 p.m. today on College Walk. 36,250 students applied this year, and 2,228 students can expect big envelopes in the mail. The admissions rate is 6.1 percent—slightly lower than last year's rate of 6.94 percent.
For those of you who can't wait for snail mail, you'll be able to check your decision at 5 p.m. on the admissions portal.
Here's a statement from Jessica Marinaccio, the dean of undergraduate admissions and financial aid, on the new class:
“We are excited to release acceptances today to students chosen from the largest applicant pool in Columbia history. Over the past few months, the admissions staff has reviewed tens of thousands of applications, looking for students who not only have impressive academic records, but also have character and commitment, a dedication to positively impacting the world and boundless intellectual curiosity—all qualities that we believe are quintessentially Columbian."
“These 2,228 students are bright, innovative, thoughtful, and inquisitive. They are leaders and thinkers who have made a difference in their own communities and who will continue to do so here, as have the more than 250 classes of Columbians before them. They hail from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the territories and 76 countries around the world. We are confident that the diverse backgrounds, experiences and voices that the members of the Class of 2019 will bring with them to Morningside Heights will shape this community in significant and wonderful ways.”
And for all of the new Columbia Lions already dreaming about their first year, check out Spectrum's the Shaft for more info about first-year housing options.