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  • 4 Year
  • NEW YORK, NY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Undergraduate Admissions is excited to welcome prospective students and families back to campus for in-person campus tours. To comply with University policy and social-distancing measures, these tours will be outside only. We will also continue to offer several virtual programming options, including information sessions, live virtual tours, student panels and chats, and other special events. Learn More

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
7%
SAT Range
1460-1570
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
$22,126 / 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
$57,642 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
58%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
2:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 91 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 102 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 102 responses

Majors

The Core Curriculum

For more than 100 years, the Core Curriculum has been the defining element of a Columbia College education. It’s a communal learning experience that cultivates community-wide discourse and deliberate contemplation around seminal works, contemporary issues and humanity’s most enduring questions.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    98%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,509 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
639
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
0%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Extremely bright and motivated
    30%
  • All of the above.
    29%
  • Competitive
    17%
  • Diligent
    10%
  • Pressured
    5%
  • Smart
    5%
  • Creeps who harass people
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 117 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 138 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Challenging
    51%
  • Passionate
    20%
  • Eye-opening
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Forceful.
    4%
  • Fun
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$83,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
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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