Columbia Announces Class of 2028 Admissions Decisions

After months of outreach and deliberation, Columbia Undergraduate Admissions is delighted to share that 2,319 students have been offered admission to the Class of 2028 by Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

These students were selected from the third largest applicant pool in Columbia’s history. In total, 60,248 students submitted their applications through Columbia’s Early Decision and Regular Decision cycles.

The admitted class—notified of their decision via secure online access tonight at 7 p.m.—includes students from all 50 states (as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands) and 108 countries. Despite widespread delays with FAFSA processing, the financial aid office was able to provide students with their estimated financial aid eligibility at the time of their admission, and approximately half of admitted students have been offered need-based financial aid thus far. Columbia continues to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted students, without loans and regardless of citizenship.

“The students we admitted today are so much more than their impressive credentials. Through their essays and extracurriculars, research projects and maker portfolios, they have revealed remarkable depth, dedication and inspiration,” said Jessica Marinaccio, dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid. “These students are interdisciplinary change-makers, caring community members and individuals who lead with genuine kindness. We know that our entire community at Columbia will have great cause to celebrate when the Class of 2028 joins us in Morningside Heights this fall!”

A full schedule of in-person and virtual programming, including alumni-hosted receptions in locations around the world, will allow admitted students and their families to get to know Columbia and their future classmates.

“My colleagues and I have treasured the time we’ve spent learning about individuals through their applications. And in the weeks ahead, we are excited to support each admitted student as they endeavor to make the best possible choice for themselves,” Marinaccio said. “Exploring, selecting and applying to colleges is a weighty process for students and families to navigate. We commend the future members of Columbia’s incoming class, and we also applaud everyone who has taken steps toward their goal of furthering their education.”