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Columbia University in the City of New York Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Recommended
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

West 116 St and Broadway New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-1754
Admissions Phone: (212) 851-2522
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Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Located in New York, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 25,208 students enrolled
  • 7% admitted
  • $52,478 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Sarah from Westchester, NY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I recommend that prospective students maintain confidence in themselves. Do not degrade your intelligence or accomplishments. If there is anytime to brag about yourself, now is the time. Secondly, I recommend making as many connections with current students, alumni, admission officers, professors as possible. Lastly, both in your college essay and supplements, I implore you to elevate your vocabulary and grammar, while still knowing how to use the words you are saying, and think critically about the images associated with the diction, syntax, and connotations you implemented.

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  • Brielle from Brandywine, MD
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Since I am a prospective student myself, I don't really know what works to get you in. However, I went to visit and the admissions officer who spoke seemed eager to hear something original. He spoke of an essay that compared the different relationships in her life to different drops of water. He did not tell us this so we would all go out and write about relationships and water; he told us this to make each and every one of us think beyond what may be considered a normal college essay.

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  • ESTEBAN from Fullerton, CA
  • I am a past student here

    You are no longer in the top 5%, you are no longer the class president, you are no longer the "nerd" with a super high GPA, in fact, you are no longer smart. Everyone there has 9.00 GPAs, knows how to play at least two musical instruments, is good at least at one sport, and is richer than you and probably hotter. If you haven't grasped the concept of humility yet, get cracking. (Which I hadn't and it hit my right in the face so hard it knocked me out for a year.)

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  • Alexander
  • I am a past student here

    Be ready to study really hard, and if you want to have fun, join the marching band, which still does plenty of great shows even if Orgo Night doesn't make a comeback.

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  • Emma from Arcadia, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Let them know about YOU. Don't try and re-mold yourself to fit the equation that you think will get you into Columbia. Express yourself and who you are, and demonstrate how unique you are. The worst thing you can do is try to be someone you're not.

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