Class of 2023 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 2023 Profile as a PDF.

First Year Applicant Overview

42,569 Total applicants
2,247 Total admits
4,461 applicants applied through Columbia’s Early Decision program

Admitted Student Statistics

The middle 50% of admitted students scored between 1480 and 1560 on the SAT, which is equivalent to 33 and 35 on the ACT.
Over 95% of accepted students were in the top 10% of their graduating class.

Demographic Information for the Class of 2023

1,406 First-year students
50 U.S. States represented
(by home address)
74 Countries represented
(by home or school address)
Domestic ethnic diversity: (US Citizens and Permanent Residents, as self-identified on the application. Total exceeds 100% because students may indicate more than one race/ethnicity.)
African American 15 %Native 3%Asian or Pacific Islander 30%Unknown 1%Hispanic 20%White 54%
Category of possible first choice major:
Mathematics andNatural Sciences 30%Arts andHumanities 24%Engineering 23%Undecided 2%Social Sciences 21%
18% of students receive Pell Grants
18% of students are the first generation in their family to attend college
Gender breakdown: 49% male
51% female

Note: Demographic information is as of July 1, 2019.

Geographic Information for the Class of 2023

Domestic Diversity

ConnecticutMassachusettsVirginiaIllinoisPennsylvaniaNew YorkCaliforniaNew JerseyTexasFloridaTop States Represented
Mid-Atlantic 36%
Midwest 12%
New England 9%
South 22%
West 21%

International Diversity

United KingdomSouth KoreaBrazilChinaIndiaCanadaTurkeyHong KongJapanGreeceTop Passports Represented(outside the US)
16% Foreign citizens
74 Countries represented