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Princeton vs. Columbia University

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Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ
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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
Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (Research)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$56,010Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$63,530
expensive$58,790Graduate Tuitioncheaper$52,924
More$56,126Average Financial Aid AmountLess$45,881
Admission
Lower1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,520 SAT
35 ACT
4%Acceptance Rate4%
Favorable78%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower65%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
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
Smaller7,853Total EnrollmentLarger30,135
Smaller4,774Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,148
Smaller3,079Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,987
Smaller5,936Online Student PopulationLarger25,843
Completion & Outcomes
Higher98%Graduate RateLower96%
-Transfer-out Rate2%
Lower83%Retention RateHigher95%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,113)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,840)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty4 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
1,205Number of faculties6,229
Higher$187,511Average Faculty SalaryLower$176,939
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.