C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Columbia University
New York, NY
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,158
   Women 2,981 (48.4%)
   Men 3,177 (51.6%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 6% of 36,292 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 710-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32-35 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $71,690
  Tuition and Fees $55,161
  Room and Board $13,244
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $55,687
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size Not reported
New York Population 8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 94% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Lion
Sororities 16% of women participate
Fraternities 18% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 2.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
26.6% Asian
13.1% Black/African-American
14.3% Hispanic/Latino
39.8% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students 14.6% from 87 countries
First-Year Students Returning 99.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 86.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.1%