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Columbia University

New York, NY

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students6,158
   Women2,981 (48.4%)
   Men3,177 (51.6%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate6% of 36,292 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading710-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing710-790 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite32-35 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$71,690
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$55,687
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class SizeNot reported


New York Population8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 94% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities16% 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 Students14.6% from 87 countries
First-Year Students Returning99.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.82 4.29 729 711 32
Low 3.00 3.10 560 530 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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• Columbia's marching band traditionally plays in the library during finals week at some odd hour, like 2 a.m., while students are plugging away at their studies.

• Columbia law students can sign up for pizza dinners and conversation with working lawyers who focus on social justice issues.

• With New York housing so tight, 95 percent of Columbia students traditionally live in university housing, which is guaranteed for four years.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2016, copyright © 2016 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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