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Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT
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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, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$59,950Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$63,530
cheaper$45,700Graduate Tuitionexpensive$52,924
More$58,244Average Financial Aid AmountLess$45,881
Admission
Higher1,530 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,520 SAT
35 ACT
Easier5.31%Acceptance RateTighter4.13%
Favorable71.18%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower65.02%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
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
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller12,060Total EnrollmentLarger30,135
Smaller4,703Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,148
Smaller7,357Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,987
Smaller7,766Online Student PopulationLarger25,843
Completion & Outcomes
97%Graduate Rate97%
-Transfer-out Rate1%
Lower65%Retention RateHigher95%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,576)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,000)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,604)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty4 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty6 to 1
3,460Number of faculties6,229
Lower$176,136Average Faculty SalaryHigher$176,939
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.