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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*#3 in National Universities
#7 in World University Rankings
#1 in New Jersey 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 DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,671Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$48,502
cheaper$51,194Graduate Tuitionexpensive$56,470
Less$41,752Average Financial Aid AmountMore$50,655
Admission
Lower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter5%Acceptance RateEasier6%
Lower63%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable70%
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
Larger31,077Total EnrollmentSmaller8,374
Larger8,216Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller5,428
Larger22,861Graduate Student PopulationSmaller2,946
586Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Lower95%Graduate RateHigher98%
2%Transfer-out Rate-
98%Retention Rate98%
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 Faculty5 to 1
6,220Number of faculties1,161
Lower$174,879Average Faculty SalaryHigher$186,514
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.