Columbia University Acceptance Rate

Columbia University has an overall acceptance rate of 5.1%, according to Ivycoach.com. The undergraduate class of 2027 admitted only 3.9% of more than 50,000 applicants. The graduate film program is also highly selective: 8% of Screenwriting/Directing applicants and 4% of Creative Producing applicants are admitted each year.

Filmschool.org members have seen slightly higher acceptance rates:









Rejected applicants are encouraged to reapply the following admissions cycle. Transcripts and letters of recommendation are retained for one calendar year and can only be repurposed once. All other materials — such as English proficiency scores, the online application (with the non-refundable application fee), and creative materials — cannot be repurposed.

If you are rejected by the same program or concentration for three consecutive years, you cannot reapply the following admissions cycle.