Class of 2018 Profile

Combined First-Year data for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering. Prospective students are encouraged to review our admissions instructions and our holistic review process.

First-Year Applicant Overview

Total applications
Total admits
Admit rate

applicants applied through Columbia’s Early Decision program.

Admitted Student Statistics

The middle 50% of admitted students scored between
2160 and 2330

on the Math, Critical Reading, and Writing sections of the SAT.

SAT Ranges
For first-year admitted students who submitted SAT scores:

RangeCritical ReadingMathWriting
below 6003%2%3%
The middle 50% of admitted students scored between
32 and 35

on the ACT.

ACT Ranges (composite)
For first-year admitted students who submitted ACT scores

below 271%

of accepted students were in the top 10% of their graduating class.

Demographic Information for the Class of 2018

Number of first-year students
Gender breakdown
51% male 49% female

Ethnic Diversity (as self-identified on the admissions application)

Asian/Asian American 29% Latino 15% African American 14% Native American 2% Other 1% White 39%

Category of possible 1st choice major

Social Sciences 22% Engineering 23% Mathematics and Natural Science 29% Undecided 3% Arts and Humanities 23%
Students who self-identified on the admissions application as being of color:
Students receiving Pell Grants
Students who are the first generation in their family to attend college:

Domestic Diversity (by home address)

New YorkCaliforniaNew JerseyTexasFlorida MassachusettsMarylandVirginiaOhioConnecticut Top States Represented
Total number of states represented48
New England8%

International Diversity (by home address or place of schooling)

World Map Sudan South Sudan Georgia Peru Burkina Faso France Guadeloupe Martinique Reunion Mayotte French Guiana Libya Belarus Pakistan Indonesia Yemen Madagascar Bolivia, Plurinational State of Serbia Cote d'Ivoire Algeria Switzerland Cameroon Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Botswana Kenya Taiwan, Province of China Jordan Mexico United Arab Emirates Belize Brazil Sierra Leone Mali Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Italy Somalia Afghanistan Bangladesh Dominican Republic Guinea-Bissau Ghana Austria Sweden Turkey Uganda Mozambique Japan New Zealand Cuba Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Portugal Colombia Mauritania Angola Germany Thailand Australia Papua New Guinea Iraq Croatia Greenland Niger Denmark Latvia Romania Zambia Myanmar Ethiopia Guatemala Suriname Western Sahara Czech Republic Chad Albania Finland Syrian Arab Republic Kyrgyzstan Solomon Islands Oman Panama Argentina United Kingdom Costa Rica Paraguay Guinea Ireland Nigeria Tunisia Poland Namibia South Africa Egypt Tanzania, United Republic of Saudi Arabia Viet Nam Russian Federation Haiti Bosnia and Herzegovina India China Hong Kong Macao Canada El Salvador Guyana Belgium Equatorial Guinea Lesotho Bulgaria Burundi Djibouti Azerbaijan Iran, Islamic Republic of Malaysia Philippines Uruguay Congo Montenegro Estonia Rwanda Armenia Senegal Togo Spain Gabon Hungary Malawi Tajikistan Cambodia Korea, Republic of Honduras Iceland Nicaragua Chile Morocco Liberia Netherlands Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Central African Republic Slovakia Lithuania Zimbabwe Sri Lanka Israel Lao People's Democratic Republic Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Greece Turkmenistan Ecuador Benin Slovenia Norway