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Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY
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Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
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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, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,671Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$56,169
cheaper$51,194Graduate Tuitionexpensive$53,151
Less$45,881Average Financial Aid AmountMore$53,346
Admission
Higher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,495 SAT
33 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 Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Larger30,135Total EnrollmentSmaller15,953
Larger8,148Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller6,366
Larger21,987Graduate Student PopulationSmaller9,587
25,843Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower95%
2%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower98%Retention RateHigher99%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,614)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,169)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty6 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty5 to 1
6,229Number of faculties4,224
Lower$176,939Average Faculty SalaryHigher$188,567
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.