Columbia University in the City of New York: Review & Facts

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Columbia University in the City of New York is a large four-year, private not-for-profit school with 28,090 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1754 and is one of the 81 colleges located in New York City, New York.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
193
Good
At Columbia University in the City of New York you can obtain your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Columbia University in the City of New York follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 193 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Medical, Mathematics, and Engineering. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings compared to other schools.

Student Retention
96%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Columbia University in the City of New York is excellent at 96% (well above New York average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
6 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Columbia University in the City of New York is great - 94%.

Student to faculty ratio at Columbia University in the City of New York is very good: 6:1. Learn more regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$53,100
High
Average tuition prices are extremely high - around $50,600 per year. The additional fees at Columbia University in the City of New York beyond tuition are about $2,500; this makes it a total of $53,100 annually.

Read the details about Columbia University in the City of New York additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
7%
Hard
According to recent data, 36,911 applications were submitted and 2,438 were accepted, so it is extremely challenging to get admitted at this school.

Columbia University in the City of New York might accept your advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at Columbia University in the City of New York in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,700
High
Columbia University in the City of New York provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Columbia University in the City of New York, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Columbia University in the City of New York provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 5,600 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is a bit high -- nearly $7,700 per year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Columbia University in the City of New York. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Columbia University in the City of New York appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

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