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Columbia University

  • New York, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 47%53%
    student ratio
  • 6,068
    total students
  • $46,846 | $46,846
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 7%
    acceptance rate
  • Most Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Architecture Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian-American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Mechanics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Research
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Engineering/Industrial Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • East Asian Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Slavic Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ancient/Classical Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biopsychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ancient Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Astrophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Atomic/Molecular Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Materials Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

7% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied31,851
    • Accepted2,362
    • Acceptance Rate7%
    • Enrolled6,068
    • Female Applicants17,165
    • Females Accepted1,141
    • Female Acceptance Rate6%
    • Male Applicants14,686
    • Males Accepted1,221
    • Male Acceptance Rate8%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 1st May 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 690 780
    • SAT Math 700 790
    • SAT Writing 690 780
    • ACT Composite 31 34
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$46,846
    • Out-of-state tuition *$46,846
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,292.00
    • Room and board *$11,978.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,068
    • Male Student Percentage53%
    • Female Student Percentage47%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino15.08%
    • Black or African American11.85%
    • White or Caucasian33.72%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.96%
    • Asian19.66%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • Unknown5.5%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students73% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 94%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Not Reported
    • Local sororities Not Reported
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations community service, cultural organizations, performing arts, athletics, publications
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No Division C No
    • Badmington Yes Division C No
    • Baseball No Division 1 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 No
    • Crew No Division X No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 No
    • Fencing No Division 1 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division B No
    • Golf No Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Rifle No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division C No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes Division C No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 No
    • Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Tennis No Division C No
    • Track No Division 1 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo No Division C No
    • Wrestling No Division 1 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes Division 1 No
    • Badmington Yes Division C No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 No
    • Crew No Division 1 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 No
    • Fencing No Division 1 No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 No
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Rifle No Division C No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division C No
    • Softball Yes Division 1 No
    • Squash Yes Division C No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 No
    • Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Tennis No Division C No
    • Track No Division 1 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,965
    • Full-time Percentage76%
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Female Percentage35%
    • Male Percentage65%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio6:1 or 7,449 students to 1,274 faculty

Location & Contact

116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States



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