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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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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, 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$53,346Average Financial Aid AmountLess$45,881
Admission
Lower1,495 SAT
33 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Tighter5%Acceptance RateEasier7%
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
Smaller15,953Total EnrollmentLarger30,135
Smaller6,366Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,148
Smaller9,587Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,987
-Online Student Population25,843
Completion & Outcomes
Lower95%Graduate RateHigher96%
-Transfer-out Rate2%
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
4,224Number of faculties6,229
Higher$188,567Average Faculty SalaryLower$176,939
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.