Ivy League Profile: Columbia University
Columbia University, located in the City of New York, is a renowned Ivy League college. The beautiful Manhattan-based campus has been a place of academic learning and intellectual curiosity since its creation in 1754. The university offers over 100 programs of study and a 6:1 student to faculty ratio. There are currently 6,700 undergraduates enrolled at Columbia College, where undergrads can choose from more than 80 majors and concentrations. The school is, unsurprisingly, deeply competitive: for the Class of 2025, only 2,355 of 60,551 applicants received offers of admission, translating to a 4% admissions rate (for comparison, the acceptance rate was 6% in 2016). As reported by the Columbia College and School of Engineering Undergraduate Fall Admissions Statistics, admissions has become more competitive in past decade – for Class of 2018, the acceptance rate was 7%. As part of the school’s holistic and contextual application review process for undergraduate students, Columbia does not require standardized testing.
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