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Columbia University

New York, NY

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
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French Studies Checkmark
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Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-american/chicano Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 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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Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Mechanics Checkmark
Engineering Physics/applied Physics 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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English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Germanic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
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Middle/near Eastern And Semitic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
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Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Slavic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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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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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
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Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40,083
Applied
2,544
Accepted
6,170
Enrolled
6%
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Female Admissions

21,793
Females Applied
1,338
Females Accepted
6%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

18,290
Males Applied
1,206
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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 720 770
SAT Math 750 800
ACT Composite 33 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

58,920
Private
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Fees

2,751
Full-time student fees
15,130
Room & board
6,484
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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

60,331
Avg. Financial Aid Package
60,608
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
70,807
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
2,727
Avg. Loan Aid
57,274
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
91%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,170
Total Undergrad students
17%
International Students
79%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.75%
Black or African American 8.77%
White or Caucasian 30.91%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.96%
Asian 21.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 5.09%
Other 1.38%

Gender

Male (49.45%)
Female (50.55%)

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 Not Reported

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Tree Lighting/Yule Log Ceremony and Varsity Show

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 No 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 No Division 1B No
Golf No Division 1 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing No Division 1 No
Rugby Checkmark No 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 Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No 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 No No No
Golf No Division 1 No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 1 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing No Division 1 No
Rugby Checkmark No 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 Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,774
Total Faculty
6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,601
Part-time - 173
Male - 1,112
Female - 657
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