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Columbia MFE Reply deadline to acceptance

Same mail here, well good news is that we can wait for other colleges to release their decision before columbia escaping the deposit fee. Bad news is that we will be only called upon in case of vacancy. According to last year we might get a 80% reject decision by april.
 
It seems that all applicants of Columbia Engineering (not just MFE) received that email if they haven't got an admit until the day the email was sent out. So I don't think that email notifying "under review" has any useful implications other than revealing the obvious fact that there's not yet a decision released in the portal. Chill down guys. The first deposit deadline is about to pass so hopefully we can expect for another round of decisions this week.
 
It seems that all applicants of Columbia Engineering (not just MFE) received that email if they haven't got an admit until the day the email was sent out. So I don't think that email notifying "under review" has any useful implications other than revealing the obvious fact that there's not yet a decision released in the portal. Chill down guys. The first deposit deadline is about to pass so hopefully we can expect for another round of decisions this week.
Do you have any sense of what percentage of admits were sent out in the first batch of results? Based on the tracker from past years, a few (not a lot, but a few) people did get admits on a number of dates after the first big batch of invites in mid-February.

Also, does anyone know what effect would people deferring/reapplying from last year would have on the number of new admits given out? My guess is that a lot of people who got admits last year, but who did not end up joining the program, would have applied and gotten through again this year. So it should be a more difficult year to get into than usual?
 
Do you have any sense of what percentage of admits were sent out in the first batch of results? Based on the tracker from past years, a few (not a lot, but a few) people did get admits on a number of dates after the first big batch of invites in mid-February.

Also, does anyone know what effect would people deferring/reapplying from last year would have on the number of new admits given out? My guess is that a lot of people who got admits last year, but who did not end up joining the program, would have applied and gotten through again this year. So it should be a more difficult year to get into than usual?
I don’t have any proved data at hand so we may be unable to calculate the approximate number of offers will be sent in the next batch, but yes, we can see from the tracker that there was another (maybe tiny) batch of decisions released after the first deposit deadline. As for the second part of questions, I think those who deferred/reapplied probably do have some influence on this year’s admissions, but maybe only the adcom can answer these questions. Since we have submitted our applications, maybe the best (and only) thing we can do now is wait and only until decisions are released can we know whether it’s become more difficult this year.
 
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