Class of 2022 Profile

Combined 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 2022 Profile as a PDF.

First Year Applicant Overview

40,203 Total applicants
2,214 Total admits
5.5% Admit rate
4,085 applicants applied through Columbia’s Early Decision program

Admitted Student Statistics

The middle 50% of admitted students scored between 1460 and 1550 on the SAT, which is equivalent to 33 and 35 on the ACT.
Over 90% of accepted students were in the top 10% of their graduating class.

Note: The above information is as of May 1, 2018.

Demographic Information for the Class of 2022

1,436 First-year students
50 U.S. States represented
(by home address)
69 Countries represented
(by home address)
Category of possible first choice major:
Mathematics andNatural Sciences 28%Arts andHumanities 22%Engineering 24%Undecided 4%Social Sciences 22%
Domestic ethnic diversity:
Asian or Pacific Islander28%
Black or African American16%
(US Citizens and Permanent Residents, as self-identified on the application. Total exceeds 100% because students may indicate more than one race/ethnicity.)
18% of students receive Pell Grants
17% of students are the first generation in their family to attend college
Gender breakdown: 48% male
52% female

Note: Demographic information is as of July 1, 2018.

Geographic Information for the Class of 2022

Domestic Diversity

ConnecticutMassachusettsVirginiaIllinoisOhioNew YorkCaliforniaNew JerseyTexasFloridaTop States Represented
Mid-Atlantic 35%
Midwest 13%
New England 8%
South 21%
West 24%

International Diversity