6,231
Students
Financial aid thermometer
58,630
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
6
6%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Columbia University is a University institution located in New York, NY, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY  10027
United States
Contact Phone: 212-854-1754

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
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American Studies Checkmark
Asian American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Ethnic Studies Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
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Spanish And Iberian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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East Asian Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37,389
Applied
2,263
Accepted
6,231
Enrolled
6%
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Female Admissions

20,431
Females Applied
1,143
Females Accepted
6%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

16,958
Males Applied
1,120
Males Accepted
7%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

85
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 720 780
SAT Math 730 800
ACT Composite 32 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,504
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Fees

2,704
Full-time student fees
13,618
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

58,630
Avg. Financial Aid Package
59,830
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
66,350
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,623
Avg. Loan Aid
53,879
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
94%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,231
Total undergrad students
16%
International Students
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.23%
Black or African American 11.56%
White or Caucasian 33.99%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.46%
Asian 22.24%
Other 1.91%

Gender

Male (51.77%)
Female (48.23%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 93%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Bacchanal (spring fest), Tree Lighting/Yule Log Ceremony and Columbia Community Outreach

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Community service, cultural organizations, performing arts, athletics and publications

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing No Division 1 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1B No
Golf No Division 1 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing No Division 1 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball No No No
Squash Checkmark Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No Division 1 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark Division 1 No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing No Division 1 No
Field Hockey No Division 1 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 1 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing No Division 1 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball No Division 1 No
Squash Checkmark Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio