Columbia Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to announce that 2,246 students have been offered admission to the Class of 2027 by Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The final numbers reflect a combination of applications submitted during the Early Decision and Regular Decision cycles. The schools received a total of 57,129 applications, which is the third largest applicant pool in Columbia’s history. This year’s admission rate was 3.9 percent.
The admitted class — given the news via secure online access tonight at 7:00 p.m. — hails from all 50 states (as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands and US Virgin Islands) and 101 countries. At this point, approximately half of admitted students have been offered need-based financial aid; evaluations are ongoing as financial aid staff continue to work with families in the weeks ahead. Columbia meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for all students admitted as first-years, regardless of citizenship.
“After months of interacting with prospective students — from discussing our academic opportunities, to describing the energy that New York City brings to our community, to sharing highlights of our campus traditions — it was a distinct pleasure to spend time getting to know these individuals more through their application materials,” said Jessica Marinaccio, dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid. “In countless hours of review and discussion, my colleagues and I were inspired again and again by the quality of applicants’ high school work and writing, imaginative voices and bold displays of curiosity and generosity. We were fortunate to have an extraordinary applicant pool, and I’m so excited for the Class of 2027 to join us here on campus!”
The admitted students will have until Monday, May 1, to respond to their offer of admission.
“This is a special time in our process, when we invite admitted students to in-person and virtual events to help them deepen their understanding of the undergraduate experience and determine whether Columbia is the best place for them,” Marinaccio said. “And today especially, we wish to celebrate the bright potential of all students who are pursuing their dream of a higher education.”