Description

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.

Quick Facts about Columbia University in the City of New York

Region

Northeast

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Lions

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$43,088

Out-of-State Tuition

$43,088

Retention Rate

99%

Enrollment

27,667

Year Established

1754

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  3 reviews
3 star
 
2 star
  1 review
1 star
 

50% of students gave Columbia University in the City of New York 4 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2008

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

Overall Rating:
2

Detailed Ratings

Before you read this, you need to know 3 things: The day I got into Columbia's nursing program was one of the best in my life, and as much as I wish it weren't true, I have nothing good to say about the program. Finally, this is my experience alone, I have good friends from the program who feel differently about their time there. My dad went to Columbia Medical, and my mom got her nursing degree there as well. They met, and actually got married, on campus. They both loved every minute of their time in their respective programs at Columbia, and in Manhattan. I grew up hearing stories about how good the school was, how much fun they had...So when I got in, you can imagine how happy and excited I was. I absolutley should have gone to look at the campus before I accepted entry (and took out huge loans); that probably woyuld have saved me from making one big, very expensive mistake. If you're thinking of undertaking this mounmental endeavor, you have to go and make sure you can handle the physical environment, which really does impact the program. You're there roughly 40 hours a week, and it was not an enjoyable place to be. You also need to find out as much as you can about the professors who will be teaching you. Mine ranged from great to clueless, which is simply not acceptable at a very expensive Ivy league school which claims to be one of the best nursing prgrams in the world. Go check it out for yourself; do NOT do as I did, and assume that Columbia's School of Nursing must be as good as it's reputation!

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
7,495
Freshman Class
1,391
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
27,667

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
27%
Graduate
73%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
47%
Men
53%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
8%
African American
8%
Caucasian
49%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
15%
Unknown and Other
18%

International Students

International
23%
Domestic
77%

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