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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*#1 in National Universities
#3 in World University Rankings
#1 in California 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, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,671Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$56,169
cheaper$51,194Graduate Tuitionexpensive$53,151
Less$41,752Average Financial Aid AmountMore$47,106
Admission
Higher1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Easier5%Acceptance RateTighter4%
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
Larger31,077Total EnrollmentSmaller17,381
Larger8,216Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller7,087
Larger22,861Graduate Student PopulationSmaller10,294
586Online Student Population-
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower94%
Higher2%Transfer-out RateLower1%
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
6,220Number of faculties4,015
Lower$168,866Average Faculty SalaryHigher$182,338
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.