Columbia University Applying

Summary

When applying to Columbia University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. The application fee at Columbia University is $80. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 7.4 percent.

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Applications

Application deadline January 1
Early decision deadline November 1
Application fee $80
Common Application accepted Yes

Requirements

Required standardized tests Either SAT or ACT
Admission interview Neither required/recommended
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

Entering Class Stats

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 7.4%
Early decision acceptance rate 20%

Transfer Students

Accepting applications N/A
Minimum credits to apply 24
Minimum required college GPA N/A

International Students

Application deadline
Fall January 1
Early decision or early action options available N/A
Separate application form required No
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT No
Conditional admission offered N/A
International student contact International Students and Scholars Office (212) 854-3587, isso@columbia.edu

* Applying details based on 2012 data


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