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Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY
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California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$63,530Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$58,680
cheaper$52,924Graduate Tuitionexpensive$58,443
More$45,881Average Financial Aid AmountLess$42,648
Admission
1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Test Scores-
Easier4.13%Acceptance RateTighter3.92%
Favorable65.02%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower52.94%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted Credits
Enrollment
Larger30,135Total EnrollmentSmaller2,240
Larger8,148Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller901
Larger21,987Graduate Student PopulationSmaller1,339
25,843Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Higher97%Graduate RateLower93%
Lower1%Transfer-out RateHigher2%
Higher95%Retention RateLower94%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,554)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,630)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty6 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty3 to 1
6,229Number of faculties393
Lower$179,871Average Faculty SalaryHigher$187,414
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.