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Stanford UniversityStanford, CA
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Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NY
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#1 in National Universities
#3 in World University Rankings
#1 in California Colleges
Rankings*#5 in National Universities
#14 in World University Rankings
#1 in New York 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, 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$56,169Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$61,671
expensive$53,151Graduate Tuitioncheaper$51,194
More$47,106Average Financial Aid AmountLess$41,752
Admission
Higher1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,505 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter4%Acceptance RateEasier5%
Favorable82%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower63%
High School GPA
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 Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller17,381Total EnrollmentLarger31,077
Smaller7,087Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,216
Smaller10,294Graduate Student PopulationLarger22,861
-Online Student Population586
Completion & Outcomes
Lower94%Graduate RateHigher95%
Lower1%Transfer-out RateHigher2%
Higher99%Retention RateLower98%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,614)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,169)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty5 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
4,015Number of faculties6,220
Higher$188,992Average Faculty SalaryLower$174,879
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.