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  • 4 Year
  • NEW YORK, NY

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

WEST 116 ST AND BROADWAY
NEW YORK, NY 10027
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League
From Columbia University

This is a place unlike any other. Where a renowned Core Curriculum is fueled by an incredibly diverse community. 6,000 undergraduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries find a home on our residential campus in Morningside Heights: your corner of New York City. Undergraduates in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering can choose from nearly 100 areas of study and enhance their classroom conversations through research at 200+ research centers and institutes. Your Columbia education will be the foundation for a lifetime of learning, collaboration, and the unending pursuit of truth and understanding.

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Columbia University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
5%
SAT Range
1440-1570
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,828 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$55,071 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
59%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 91 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 99 responses
31%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 99 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,701 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
520
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
  • All of the above.
    30%
  • Extremely bright and motivated
    28%
  • Competitive
    18%
  • Diligent
    10%
  • Pressured
    5%
  • Smart
    5%
  • Nerdy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 114 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Challenging
    53%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • Eye-opening
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Fun
    4%
  • Forceful.
    3%
  • Boring
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$83,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 52 responses

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