Columbia accepted 2,311 from 33,531 applications. The acceptance rate of 6.89 percent was slightly lower than the previous year’s 7.4 percent acceptance rate, when 2,363 students were admitted. In this admissions cycle, Columbia received 3,126 early decision applications and accepted 600 students for an admission rate of 19.19 percent.
Cornell received an all-time high of 40,006 applications for freshman admission to the Class of 2017, a notable increase from the previous year’s 37,812 applications. The overall admit rate reported by Cornell is 15.15 percent, slightly down from last year’s admit rate of 16.19 percent. Cornell admitted 6,062 applicants, including 4,825 regular decision applicants and 1,237 early decision applicants. Cornell admitted approximately 30 percent of early decision applicants, but only 13 percent of applicants for regular admission.