Columbia University Rankings and Evaluation

Overview

Columbia University in the City of New York is ranked 5th in National Universities, 14th in World Universities, 1st in New York Colleges.
Next statements evaluate Columbia University in the City of New York by comparing key academic facts to similar schools.
  • The tuition & fees ($60,578) is very expensive.
  • The acceptance rate (5%) is very lower (extremely difficult to get in).
  • The SAT & ACT scores (1,505 SAT, 34 ACT) is extremely competitive scores.
  • The number of students (31,077) is very large.
  • It offers very diverse area of study (465 programs).
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National Universities
#5 in National Universities
World Universities
#14 in World Universities
New York Colleges
#1 in New York Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of Columbia University are $60,578 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York $60,578

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges $26,737

4-Years or High Colleges $22,926

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York $27,722

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of Columbia University are $49,968 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York $49,968

All U.S. Colleges $18,842

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges $18,688

4-Years or High Colleges $18,848

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York $23,572

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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of Columbia University is 5% and it is very lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 5%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 66%

4-Years or High Colleges 68%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 68%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of Columbia University is 63% and the yield is higher (eager to enroll) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 63%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 35%

4-Years or High Colleges 35%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 43%

SAT Scores

The average SAT score submitted by enrolled students at Columbia University is 1,505 and it is extremely competitive scores compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 1,505

All U.S. Colleges 1,123

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 1,132

4-Years or High Colleges 1,124

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 1,206

ACT Scores

The average ACT score submitted by enrolled students at Columbia University is 34 and it is lower compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 34

All U.S. Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 69

4-Years or High Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 77

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Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at Columbia University is 95% and it is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 95%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 56%

4-Years or High Colleges 51%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 59%

Transfer-out Rate

The average transfer-out rate at Columbia University is 2% and it is very lower (most first-time students continue to attend) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 2%

All U.S. Colleges 21%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 25%

4-Years or High Colleges 24%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 28%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at Columbia University is 98% and it is extremely higher (most students continue to attend) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 98%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 74%

4-Years or High Colleges 73%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 78%

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Student Population

The total student population at Columbia University is 31,077 and its population very large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 31,077

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 2,477

4-Years or High Colleges 4,686

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 2,948

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at Columbia University is $41,752 which is 68.92% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is average compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York $41,752

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges $16,488

4-Years or High Colleges $12,161

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York $17,399

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at Columbia University is 6 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (smaller size classes) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 6 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 12 to 1

4-Years or High Colleges 14 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 13 to 1

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Number of Programs

Columbia University offers 465 programs and it means very diverse area of study compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 465

All U.S. Colleges 37

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 45

4-Years or High Colleges 58

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 46

Number of Online Programs

Columbia University offers 18 online programs and it means very diverse online programs compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Columbia University in the City of New York 18

All U.S. Colleges 13

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 12

4-Years or High Colleges 15

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 10

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