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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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#5 in National Universities
#14 in World University Rankings
#1 in New York Colleges
Rankings*#9 in National Universities
#10 in World University Rankings
#1 in Pennsylvania 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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,671Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$60,042
expensive$51,194Graduate Tuitioncheaper$41,760
More$41,752Average Financial Aid AmountLess$40,420
Admission
Higher1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter5%Acceptance RateEasier8%
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
Larger31,077Total EnrollmentSmaller25,860
Smaller8,216Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger11,851
Larger22,861Graduate Student PopulationSmaller14,009
Larger586Online Student PopulationSmaller326
Completion & Outcomes
Lower95%Graduate RateHigher96%
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
6,220Number of faculties2,404
Higher$174,879Average Faculty SalaryLower$164,495
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.