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Columbia University in the City of New York is a private not-for-profit institution situated in New York, New York. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

286 Undergraduate Degrees
781 Graduate Degrees
$53,491 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
7% Acceptance Rate

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Columbia University in the City of New York Rankings

We have ranked Columbia as #41 out of 408 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #5 out of 37 schools in New York.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Columbia has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Columbia.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Information Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Computer Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Columbia has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#17 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#18 Best Colleges for Computer Science College Factual
#21 Best Computer Science Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#31 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#40 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#63 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Columbia University in the City of New York?

Location of Columbia University in the City of New York

Contact details for Columbia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: West 116 St And Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-854-1754
Website: www.columbia.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/columbia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/columbia

How Do I Get Into Columbia?

You can apply to Columbia online at: https://www.columbia.edu/content/admissions-offices

Admission Requirements for Columbia

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Columbia?

7% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
59% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 7%, Columbia is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 7%, and the acceptance rate for women is 6%.

Average Test Scores

About 59% of students accepted to Columbia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 700 and 780. Math scores were between 710 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Columbia University in the City of New York  ( 700 to 780 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Columbia University in the City of New York  ( 710 to 790 )
200
800
Columbia received ACT scores from 57% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 33 and 35. Math scores were between 29 and 35. Composite scores were between 31 and 34.

ACT English Scores for Columbia University in the City of New York  ( 33 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Columbia University in the City of New York  ( 29 to 35 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Columbia University in the City of New York  ( 31 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford Columbia University in the City of New York?

$53,491 Net Price
11% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Columbia is $53,491. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Columbia, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $9,845 a year. That adds up to $39,380 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Columbia is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Columbia University in the City of New York Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,701 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,221 undergraduate students at Columbia, with 7,701 being full-time and 520 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Columbia

There are also 23,235 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,701 full-time undergraduates at Columbia, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Columbia

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Columbia University in the City of New York students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Columbia Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,368
Black or African American 510
Hispanic or Latino 1,060
White 2,610
International Students 1,458
Other Races/Ethnicities 695

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Columbia University in the City of New York. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 144 countries are represented at Columbia. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Columbia University in the City of New York

586 Took All Classes Online
1,724 Took At Least One Class Online
66.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,724 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Columbia has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Columbia

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Columbia University in the City of New York was 66.2%. This is the #249 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Columbia regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Columbia majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Science 5%
Computer Science 5%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Columbia ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Columbia.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Science #7
Computer Science #7
Information Technology #11
Computer Information Systems #17

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Columbia University in the City of New York Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 282 379 19 680
General Computer & Information Sciences 0 277 0 277
Information Technology Project Management 0 106 0 106
General Information Science 4 0 0 4
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences & Support Services, Other 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 286 762 19 1,067

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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