Class of 2024 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 2024 Profile as a PDF.

First-Year Applicant Overview

40,084 TOTAL APPLICATIONS
2,544 TOTAL ADMITS
4,318 APPLICANTS APPLIED THROUGH COLUMBIA'S EARLY DECISION PROGRAM

Admitted Students Statistics

1500 & 1560 SAT SCORE RANGE FOR MIDDLE 50% OF ADMITTED STUDENTS, EQUIVALENT TO 34 & 35 ON THE ACT (TESTING WAS REQUIRED FROM APPLICANTS IN 2019–2020 BUT IS OPTIONAL FOR APPLICANTS IN 2020–2021)
OVER 95% OF THE ACCEPTED STUDENTS WERE IN THE TOP 10% OF THEIR GRADUATING CLASS

Demographic Information for the Class of 2024

1,492 NUMBER OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
50 TOTAL NUMBER OF US STATES REPRESENTED (BY HOME ADDRESS)
70 NUMBER OF 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
  • Asian or Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic
  • Native American
  • White
  • Unknown
  • 15%
  • 32%
  • 20%
  • 3%
  • 54%
  • 2%

Academic area of interest

 

 

17% STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE PELL GRANTS
17% STUDENTS WHO ARE THE FIRST GENERATION IN THEIR FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE
51% FEMALE
49% MALE

Note: The above information is as of July 1, 2020.

Where We're From

Columbia’s Global Community

Geographic Information for the Class of 2024

What I love about Columbia is that our diversity is not just some abstract concept—it complements our education, expands our horizons, constantly challenges our views and beliefs, and ultimately allows us to gain a better grasp on the significance of living in a global community.”

John Carlos M.
Mexico City, Mexico; CC

 

50 STATES REPRESENTED

Mid-Atlantic 34%
Midwest 12%
New England 8%
South 24%
West 22%

12% FOREIGN CITIZENS
Top States Represented
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • Illinois
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Florida
  • Maryland
Top Passports Represented (outside of US)
  • China
  • Brazil
  • United Kingdom
  • Turkey
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • India