Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY, USA
4.13 Average Rating

Founded in 1754, Columbia University is a private research university located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The urban Ivy League campus houses 17 libraries and 20 schools, which offer upwards of 350 majors, as well as the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest cathedral in the world. As the birthplace of FM radio and the first literary magazine in the nation, Columbia University has a prominent Journalism School, and houses the archives of winning Pulitzer Prize entries in journalism dating from 1917 to the present.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
17%
Out of State Students
78%
0
100
6%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1473
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
33,032
Total Number of Undergrads
8,931
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
0
100
88%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
95%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,031
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$59,430
Out-of-State Tuition
$59,430
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
53%
Average Aid Per Year
$46,127
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
500
Size of Town
City: Large
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Washington
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
72%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$107,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
Columbia University is extremely challenging and therefore extremely rewarding. It does not allow you room to be average or mediocre because it encourages excellence. CU will show you what you are made of.
Krizia from Fort Bragg, NC
The connections made with professors and instructors are great. The climate (in terms of the resources available) is perfect for the student who is itching to be independent and loves the city. However, it gets cold fast and stays cold for long periods of time - it snowed late April and was cold enough for coats in early May.
Esther from Bowie, MD

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