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Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY
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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, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$63,530Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$56,010
cheaper$52,924Graduate Tuitionexpensive$58,790
Less$45,881Average Financial Aid AmountMore$56,126
Admission
Higher1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter4.13%Acceptance RateEasier4.38%
Lower65.02%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable78.32%
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
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Larger30,135Total EnrollmentSmaller7,853
Larger8,148Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller4,774
Larger21,987Graduate Student PopulationSmaller3,079
Larger25,843Online Student PopulationSmaller5,936
Completion & Outcomes
Lower97%Graduate RateHigher98%
1%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher95%Retention RateLower83%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,840)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty6 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty4 to 1
6,229Number of faculties1,205
Lower$176,939Average Faculty SalaryHigher$187,511
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.