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Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY
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#5 in National Universities
#14 in World University Rankings
#1 in New York Colleges
Rankings*#2 in National Universities
#6 in World University Rankings
#1 in Massachusetts Colleges
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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,671Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$54,002
expensive$51,194Graduate Tuitioncheaper$50,654
Less$41,752Average Financial Aid AmountMore$47,145
Admission
Lower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
5%Acceptance Rate5%
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
Smaller31,077Total EnrollmentLarger31,566
Smaller8,216Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger9,950
Larger22,861Graduate Student PopulationSmaller21,616
Smaller586Online Student PopulationLarger4,087
Completion & Outcomes
Lower95%Graduate RateHigher97%
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
6,220Number of faculties2,490
Lower$174,879Average Faculty SalaryHigher$202,348
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.