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  • General Address :
  • 116 St and Broadway
    New York, New York 10027
    Phone: (212) 854-1754
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • More than 20,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate

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  • About the School:
  • Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $85
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
    Number of applicants31,85114,68617,165
    Percent admitted7%8%7%
    Percent admitted who enrolled60%59%61%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading690780
    SAT Math700790
    SAT Writing690780
    ACT Composite3134
    ACT English3235
    ACT Math2935
    ACT Writing810
    • Admissions and test score information are for Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. They do not enroll part-time students. Part-time undergraduate students are enrolled in Columbia's School of General Studies.
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$43,304$45,290$47,246$49,1384.0%
    Books and supplies$1,020$1,040$1,040$1,17012.5%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$10,570$11,020$11,396$11,9785.1%
    Off Campus
    Room and board---$16,245 -
    Other---$2,435 -
    Off Campus with Family
    Other---$2,435 -
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$56,681$59,208$61,540$64,1444.2%
    Off Campus$44,324$46,330$48,286$68,98842.9%
    Off Campus with Family$44,324$46,330$48,286$52,7439.2%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (212) 854-3711
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid181957%————
    Grant or scholarship aid70949%$28,927,406$40,800
    Federal grants21915%$1,444,415$6,596
    Pell grants21715%$979,079$4,512
    Other federal grants1118%$465,336$4,192
    State/local government grant or scholarships916%$326,662$3,590
    Institutional grants or scholarships70449%$27,156,329$38,574
    Student loan aid23716%$1,938,037$8,177
    Federal student loans21715%$1,365,908$6,295
    Other student loans483%$572,129$11,919

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid14,58859%$152,999,014$33,348
    Pell grants1,68322%$7,409,483$4,403
    Federal student loans2,07827%$22,737,026$10,942

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