SummaryColumbia University is a private institution that was founded in 1754. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,743, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 36 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Columbia University's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 4. Its tuition and fees are $43,304 (2010-11).
|School mission (as provided by the school):|
|Founded in 1754, Columbia University in the City of New York encompasses more than a dozen graduate and professional schools and the 5,600 undergraduates... |
ApplyingWhen applying to Columbia University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Columbia University is $80. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 9.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||10%|
|Application deadline||January 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at Columbia University is 6:1, and the school has 78.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Columbia University include: Biological and biomedical sciences; Engineering; English language and literature/letters; History; and Social sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 98.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||87% - High|
|Five most popular majors for 2009 graduates|
Student LifeColumbia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,743, with a gender distribution of 50.1 percent male students and 49.9 percent female students. 95.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 5.0 percent of students live off campus. Columbia University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & ServicesColumbia University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Columbia University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Columbia University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt Columbia University, 50.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $35,705.
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|Tuition and fees||$43,304 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$10,570 (2010-11) - High|
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