Congratulations to the Early Decision class of 2018
Updated at 5 p.m.
The verdict is out, and the lucky ones have officially been chosen. Early Decision acceptance letters were mailed out today, at 3:30 p.m., by admissions officers on College Walk. This year, Columbia received 3,298 ED applicants to Columbia College and SEAS, making it the largest ED applicant pool in Columbia history. Accepted class of 2018 students will be able to check online at 5 p.m.
So to those of you who made it, you can let out the breath you’ve been holding in for a month, scream, hug your family, your puppy, your pillow pet, and everyone else who made this possible. We may be studying for finals, but we are certainly excited to have you joining us next year. And gosh, do we feel old. Read more from the dean of undergraduate admissions herself, after the jump.
A statement from Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Jessica Marinaccio:
“Today is one of the most rewarding days of the year for our staff as we welcome the first members of the Class of 2018 into the Columbia family. We are confident that these students, having made exceptional contributions in their schools and communities, will continue to do the same when they arrive in Morningside Heights this fall.
“Over the last several weeks, my staff and I have spent many hours reading about and discussing the 3,298 students who comprised the largest Early Decision applicant pool in Columbia’s history. While our decisions were not always easy, we are thrilled to celebrate today the individuals who have demonstrated that they are ideally suited for Columbia. They will come to Columbia from all over the country and around the world, bringing their singular insights, passions, questions and stories to enrich every corner of our campus.
“It has been a privilege to get to know these students through their applications, and we wish them and their families great joy in the happy news of their acceptance to Columbia.”
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