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Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY
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University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA
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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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$63,530Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$61,710
expensive$52,924Graduate Tuitioncheaper$42,932
More$45,881Average Financial Aid AmountLess$44,232
Admission
Higher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter7%Acceptance RateEasier9%
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 Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Larger30,135Total EnrollmentSmaller26,552
Smaller8,148Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger11,155
Larger21,987Graduate Student PopulationSmaller15,397
Larger25,843Online Student PopulationSmaller17,087
Completion & Outcomes
96%Graduate Rate96%
2%Transfer-out Rate-
98%Retention Rate98%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 6,400)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,416)
Faculties
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
6,229Number of faculties2,536
Higher$176,939Average Faculty SalaryLower$168,314
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.