Columbia University in the City of New York: Ranking & Review

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New York Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 7 9
Top 1%

Columbia University in the City of New York Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate7%7%6%
Applicants38,11817,25920,859
Admissions2,5191,2391,280
Enrolled undergraduates1,547764783
Enrolled total (including graduate students)30,45414,71915,735

1,609 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

474 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $85. Application fee for graduates - $110.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores909
Percent of students submitting SAT scores59%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
740
Math
750

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores875
Percent of students submitting ACT scores57%
ACT Composite
32
ACT English
34
ACT Math
32

Columbia University in the City of New York Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $74,199 $74,199
Off-campus $80,973 $80,973
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,618 and other expenses per full academic year.

Columbia University in the City of New York provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 12,953 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $48,989 $48,989
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,651 $2,651
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,756 $1,756
Tuition for Full-time graduates $44,864 $44,864
Fees for full-time graduates $2,092 $2,092
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,704 $1,704

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,455 17 1,472
Engineering 327 1,022 103 1,452
Social Sciences 568 435 73 1,076
Health Professions and Related Programs 1 712 351 1,064
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 900 2 902
Legal Professions and Studies 317 434 751
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 162 328 91 581
Mathematics and Statistics 92 465 20 577
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 181 319 18 518
Architecture and Related Services 19 433 5 457
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 418 2 420
Visual and Performing Arts 95 220 21 336
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 35 267 16 318
English Language and Literature & Letters 91 121 11 223
Physical Sciences 69 105 46 220
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 74 73 28 175
History 80 52 27 159
Psychology 99 8 32 139
Natural Resources and Conservation 6 86 92
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 53 38 91
Philosophy and Religious Studies 61 19 5 85
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 65 65
Education 2 29 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2 4 6
Science Technologies & Technicians
Grand Total2,0157,8641,33111,210

A total of 2,015 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Columbia University in the City of New York.

At the master's and doctor's level 9,195 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate95%96%95%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%
  • Part-time retention rate - 91%

General info

Alternative namesColumbia University
Founded1754
MottoIn lumine tuo videbimus lumen
In Thy light shall we see light (Psalms 36:9)
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscolumbia blue, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff17,784
Instructional FTE4,654
Research FTE2,105
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.columbia.edu
AddressWest 116 St and Broadway
New York, New York, 10027
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population5,000,000+
Phone2128541754
Fax+1 (212) 854 9509

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