Columbia just became more competitive than Yale

Columbia University Yale Students Football Lions BulldogsAP Photo/Fred BeckhamColumbia quarterback M.A. Olawale fights through a group of Yale defenders during Yale’s 27-12 victory on November 1, 2008.

Columbia University is now the second most competitive school in the Ivy League, surpassing Yale University after this year’s admissions numbers for the Class of 2019 were announced Tuesday.

Columbia accepted 2,228 students from a pool of 36,250 applications — a record-low 6.1% acceptance rate. In 2014, Columbia accepted 6.94% of applicants.

Yale’s admissions rate, by contrast, rose from 6.26% to 6.49% for the Class of 2019. The Connecticut Ivy accepted 1,963 of 30,237 applicants this year. For years, Yale had held the second-lowest acceptance rate in the Ivy League.

Harvard University kept its standing as the most selective school in the Ivy League, with a 5.33% admissions rate for the Class of 2019.

Here are the admissions rates of all the Ivy League university for the Class of 2019, ranked from lowest to highest:

  1. Harvard University — 5.33%
  2. Columbia University — 6.1%
  3. Yale University — 6.49%
  4. Princeton University — 6.99%
  5. Brown University — 8.49%
  6. University of Pennsylvania — 9.9%
  7. Dartmouth College — 10.3%
  8. Cornell University — 14.9%

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