Columbia University

New York, NY

Columbia University

New York, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$61,671

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

6

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,695
Declined 37,767
Total Received 40,462
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Private

8,689

undergraduate students

25,193

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1754, Columbia University is a private coeducational institution. Its 36-acre campus is located in New York City.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 33,882
Established in 1754
Coeducational Coeducational

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36‐acre campus in New York City (population: 8,622,698). School operates transportation to Lamont‐Doherty Campus and Medical Center Campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY
10027

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • Orgo Night: aka when the Columbia University Marching Band busts into the Butler Library reading room before the big Organic Chemistry exam to play as loudly as they can to, erm, inspire studying students.
  • Columbia University houses the most filmed lecture hall in America: Havemeyer 309 is featured in movies like Spiderman, Kinsey, Ghostbusters, and Mona Lisa Smile.
  • The modern concept of trivia was created in the 1960s by two Columbia University students, who hosted the first intercollegiate quiz bowls, which they called "trivia contests."
  • Columbia University's Baker Field was the site of the nation's first televised sports event, a baseball game between Columbia and Princeton, broadcast by NBC in 1939, and is also Manhattan's only football stadium.
  • Until 1985, Columbia University owned the land that Rockefeller Center, a famous New York City landmark, was built on.
  • The iconic lion logo for Goldwyn Pictures, which later became MGM Studios, was inspired by Columbia University's Lion mascot.
  • South Field, a grassy area in the heart of Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus, was once an athletic field where Lou Gehrig played baseball for Columbia.
  • Columbia University alumni founded several major publishing houses, including Harcourt Brace, Random House, Alfred A. Knopf, and Simon & Schuster.
  • Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew Fox attended Columbia University, but neither studied theater. Gyllenhaal majored in Eastern Religion and Philosophy, and Fox majored in Economics.
  • Columbia University's renowned Journalism School was started in 1912 at the bequest of newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
720
75th
800
25th
740
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
31
75th
35
25th
33

Admissions Facts

Application fee $85
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

6%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,695
Declined 37,767
Total Received 40,462

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Admission test scores
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

59%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$45,881

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $58,920
Room $6,484
Board $5,910
Additional fees $2,751
Books & supplies $1,318
Total $75,383
Average Financial Aid - $45,881
Total with Avg. Aid $29,502

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 212 854-3711
ugrad-finaid@columbia.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Archery yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Fencing yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes
Other sports yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Squash yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

ice hockey, judo, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, basketball, equestrian sports, football, racquetball, rock climbing, sailing, skiing, soccer, squash, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ivy Group (Football I-AA), Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (Division I)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Actuarial Science. yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes yes
African Studies. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes yes
Anatomy. yes yes
Ancient Studies/Civilization. yes
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature. yes
Animal Genetics. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Architectural History and Criticism, General. yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes
Architecture and Related Services, Other. yes
Architecture. yes yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes yes
Astronomy. yes yes yes
Astrophysics. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Behavioral Sciences. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Bioethics/Medical Ethics. yes
Bioinformatics. yes yes
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Biometry/Biometrics. yes yes
Biophysics. yes
Biostatistics. yes yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business Statistics. yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other. yes yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Comparative Literature. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Conservation Biology. yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Dance, General. yes
Dental Clinical Sciences, General. yes
Development Economics and International Development. yes yes yes
Developmental and Child Psychology. yes
Digital Arts. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Dispute Resolution. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes yes
East Asian Studies. yes yes
Ecology. yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, General. yes yes
Education, Other. yes yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational Psychology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Engineering Mechanics. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes yes yes
Engineering, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
English Literature (British and Commonwealth). yes
Environmental Health. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes yes
Epidemiology. yes yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes yes
General Studies. yes
Genetics, General. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes yes
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
History, Other. yes
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. yes
Information Resources Management. yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Information Technology Project Management. yes
Information Technology. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Islamic Studies. yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Journalism. yes
Landscape Architecture. yes
Latin American Studies. yes yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes
Management Science. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes yes
Marketing, Other. yes
Materials Science. yes yes yes
Mathematical Statistics and Probability. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics and Statistics, Other. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medical Informatics. yes yes
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology. yes yes
Medical/Health Humanities. yes
Metallurgical Engineering. yes yes yes
Microbiology, General. yes yes
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes yes yes
Mining and Mineral Engineering. yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Neuroscience. yes yes yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Operations Research. yes yes yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Orthodontics/Orthodontology. yes
Pharmacology. yes yes
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physical Sciences, Other. yes yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Physics, Other. yes
Physiology, General. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Portuguese Language and Literature. yes
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, Other. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes yes yes
Real Estate Development. yes
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign). yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes yes yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Social Psychology. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
South Asian Studies. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Statistics, General. yes yes yes
Sustainability Studies. yes yes yes
Toxicology. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes yes
Western European Studies. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

33,882

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

26%

8,689
students

Female
48%
4,142

Male
52%
4,547

74%

25,193
students

Female
55%
13,862

Male
45%
11,331

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

7,907
students

Female
48%
3,761

Male
52%
4,146

9%

782
students

Female
49%
381

Male
51%
401

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Student Break-down

18%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
34%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 111
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
Turkey
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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