Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

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Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York Student Essentials

Columbia University in the City of New York Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Lions
Website: www.columbia.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 47,246
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 47,246
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 28,139
Year Established: 1754

About Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in New York City is one of the country’s most prestigious Ivy League institutions. Columbia’s faculty and alumni include some of the country’s most notable authors, performing artists, politicians and scientists. In addition to offering a broad range of rigorous academic programs, Columbia boasts a vibrant student life.

Undergraduate majors span the humanities, the sciences, and the liberal, fine and performing arts. Graduate programs encompass an equally diverse range of disciplines, such as:

  • Film
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Law

Columbia is also home to one of the nation’s finest teaching hospitals, which offers medical degrees with a wide variety of specializations, including:

  • General Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Psychiatry

Columbia faculty and alumni include highly successful authors, musicians, actors and scholars. Many have won Academy Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, Nobel Prizes and other prestigious awards and distinctions. Many alumni have also served in high political positions.

Campus activities include more than 150 cultural, creative, political, academic and special interest organizations. Columbia is also home to performing and fine arts groups and activities. In the city of New York, students can also find some of the world’s greatest theatres, concert halls, museums, restaurants and shopping.

To apply for undergraduate admission, applicants must submit an online application, along with transcripts, two or three recommendation letters, ACT or SAT scores and an essay. Graduate programs have individual requirements. Admission to all of Columbia’s programs is highly competitive and less than 10% of applicants are generally accepted.

Columbia awards the full range of financial aid awards, including need-based federal and state grants, work-study and loans. In addition, Columbia provides resources on outside scholarships and loans. Veteran’s benefits are also available.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

43% of students gave Columbia University in the City of New York 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Overall Rating

Please do not waste your money on this program. They are very pretentious with no real substance to back this up. They rely on reputation to keep roping students in.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2008

Overall Rating

During my time at Columbia, I had so many amazing experiences, mainly due to the vibrant nature of the city, the rigorous clinical schedule, limitless access to cultural events, and meeting new people. Columbia and NYC as a whole were the major draws for me.


Columbia University in the City of New York Map & Location

Columbia University in the City of New York
West 116 St and Broadway
New York, NY 10027


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Getting Around Columbia University in the City of New York

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for New York, NY

Winter
Dec
43
32
Jan
38
27
Feb
42
29
Spring
Mar
50
35
Apr
61
45
May
71
54
Summer
Jun
79
64
Jul
84
69
Aug
83
68
Fall
Sep
75
61
Oct
64
50
Nov
54
42

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 7,967
Freshman Class 1,391
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 28,139

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 16%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 47%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 17%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
Latino 16%
African American 9%
Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 17%
Unknown and Other 11%

Undergraduate 28%
Graduate 72%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 47%
Men 53%
International 12%
Domestic 88%

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