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Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY
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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$63,530Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$55,587
expensive$52,924Graduate Tuitioncheaper$52,170
Less$45,881Average Financial Aid AmountMore$52,257
Admission
Lower1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,520 SAT
34 ACT
Easier7%Acceptance RateTighter5%
Lower63%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable82%
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)
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller30,135Total EnrollmentLarger30,391
Smaller8,148Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,527
Larger21,987Graduate Student PopulationSmaller21,864
Smaller25,843Online Student PopulationLarger27,933
Completion & Outcomes
Lower96%Graduate RateHigher98%
2%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower98%Retention RateHigher99%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty6 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty7 to 1
6,229Number of faculties2,455
Lower$176,939Average Faculty SalaryHigher$188,515
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.