Class of 2019 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. You can download the Class of 2019 Profile as a PDF.

First-Year Applicant Overview

Total applications:
36,250
Total admits:
2,222
Admit rate:
6.1%
3,373

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
760–80049%53%48%
700–75032%28%33%
600–69017%18%17%
below 6002%1%2%
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

32-3682%
27-3117%
below 271%
Over
90%

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

Demographic Information for the Class of 2019

Number of first-year students:
1,406
Total number of U.S. states represented (by home address):
50
Total number of countries represented (by home or school address):
65

Domestic Ethnic Diversity
(US Citizens and Permanent Residents, as self-identified on the application)

Asian/Asian American 27% Latino 15% African American 14% Native American 4% Other 2% White 38%

Category of possible 1st choice major

Social Sciences 23% Engineering 23% Mathematics and Natural Science 28% Undecided 3% Arts and Humanities 23%
Students receiving Pell Grants:
17%
Students who are the first generation in their family to attend college:
18%
Gender breakdown:
53% male 47% female

Domestic Diversity (by home address)

Massachusetts Maryland Illinois Ohio Connecticut Georgia New York California New Jersey Texas Florida Top States Represented
Total number of states represented50
Mid-Atlantic40%
Midwest9%
New England8%
South19%
West24%

International Diversity (by home address or place of schooling)