Application Fee
$85
Graduate Application Fee
$110
Acceptance Rate
5%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
63%
Freshmen Enrollment
1,465
SAT Scores
1,505
ACT Scores
34

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 42,823 students have applied and 2,332 students have allowed to admit to Columbia University in the City of New York (Acceptance rate: 5.45%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 62.82 % where 1,465 students have finally enrolled out of 2,332 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Harvard University and California Institute of Technology, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 6.00%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 70.50%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,505 and the average ACT score is 34 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Columbia University in the City of New York is average than the schools (average score is 1,562). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Columbia University in the City of New York1,50534
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,52835
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York120677

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Columbia University in the City of New York, 936 students submitted SAT scores (65% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,505 and it is extremely competitive scores than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700770
Mathematics740800
Total1,4401,570
At Columbia University in the City of New York, 644 students submitted ACT scores (45% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 34 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading3335
English3436
Mathematics3135
Total98106

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Columbia University in the City of New York. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and Admission test scores and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Columbia University in the City of New York
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended