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Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, New York

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Overview

Student Population
30,135
Columbia University in the City of New York overview
Location New York, New York
Online columbia.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Columbia University in the City of New York overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in New York, New York, Columbia University in the City of New York is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 40,462 prospective students applied, and 2,695 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,521 enrolled in the school.  23,803 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,332 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $58,920 plus fees of $2,751. Columbia is ranked 21 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

10/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
10/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

Columbia is rated within the top 5% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Columbia University in the City of New York within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
Columbia University in the City of New York overview
SAT 1460/1570
ACT 33/35
Estimated GPA 3.91
Applications Accepted
6.7% 
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Extreme
Application Fee $85

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$58,920
Costs for Columbia University in the City of New York
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,318
Other Fees$2,751
Room and Board $12,394
Budget for Other Expenses$2,220
Total One Year Cost$77,603

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$107,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
93% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Columbia University in the City of New York students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 26%
Engineering 12%
English and Literature 7%
History 7%
Health Professions 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190150 IPEDS survey data for Columbia University in the City of New York.

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