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Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY
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Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more 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, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,671Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$59,282
expensive$51,194Graduate Tuitioncheaper$30,022
Less$45,881Average Financial Aid AmountMore$49,149
Admission
Higher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,470 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter7%Acceptance RateEasier11%
Favorable63%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower60%
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 Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Larger30,135Total EnrollmentSmaller23,620
Smaller8,148Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger14,743
Larger21,987Graduate Student PopulationSmaller8,877
Larger25,843Online Student PopulationSmaller6,167
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower95%
2%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher98%Retention RateLower97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 7,120)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,924)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty6 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty9 to 1
6,229Number of faculties2,013
Higher$176,939Average Faculty SalaryLower$139,021
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.