Overall Columbia University Acceptance Rate
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1380 - 1570
- ACT Scores: 31 - 35
How Hard Is It to Get into Columbia University
Applicant Selectivity: Highly Selective
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Columbia is considered highly selective. Many accepted applicants score in the top-range on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having a solid high school GPA and number of college prep courses.
How Does Columbia University Compare to Other Liberal Arts Colleges in NY
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
Prospective students can apply using the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application. Students must also respond to questions that are specific to Columbia University. Applicants must request for their high school guidance office to submit a Secondary School Report, counselor recommendation, school profile, and an official transcript. A midyear report is required once the seventh semester grades have been finalized.
Students must submit either SAT or ACT scores. The scores can be self-reported or sent directly from the testing institution. Prospective students must send two letters of recommendation from teachers who taught them in core academic disciplines. An admissions interview is not required and is only offered when an interviewer who lives near the student is available to conduct one.
Number of Applicants, Percent Admitted, and Enrolled Students
Average Standardized Test Scores
|SAT Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||690 - 780|
|Math||690 - 790|
|Total Score:||1380 - 1570|
|ACT Section||Score Range|
|English||32 - 35|
|Math||30 - 35|
|Composite Score:||31 - 35|