General Information About Columbia University in the City of New York
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.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Postbaccalaureate certificate
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
- City: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 22,844 Percent Admitted 11% Men Admitted 13% Women Admitted 10% Full Time Retention Rate 98%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 660 760 Math 670 780 Writing 650 760
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 28 33 English 29 34 Math 28 34 Writing 8 10
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 25,340 Native American 81 Asian 3,128 African American 1,441 Hispanic 1,488 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 6,969 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 14,465