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Harvard vs. Columbia University

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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$55,587Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$63,530
cheaper$52,170Graduate Tuitionexpensive$52,924
More$52,257Average Financial Aid AmountLess$45,881
Admission
Higher1,530 SAT
35 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,520 SAT
35 ACT
4%Acceptance Rate4%
Favorable84%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower65%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Recommendations
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Larger30,391Total EnrollmentSmaller30,135
Larger8,527Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller8,148
Smaller21,864Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,987
Larger27,933Online Student PopulationSmaller25,843
Completion & Outcomes
Higher98%Graduate RateLower96%
-Transfer-out Rate2%
Lower76%Retention RateHigher95%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty5 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
2,455Number of faculties6,229
Higher$188,515Average Faculty SalaryLower$176,939
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.