Columbia University

Columbia University


For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.

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.

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  • Phone: 212-854-1754

  • Famous graduates: Warren Buffett, Barack Obama, Vikram Pandit

  • Year founded: 1754

  • No. of undergraduate students: 8,274

  • International students: 12.00%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 18,220

  • International students: 34.00%

  • Students who received financial aid: 61.00%


Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:33,531

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:2,311

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 6.89%

  • Postgraduate Acceptance rate:

  • 9.00%

Application timeline

Standardized Test Requirements

All Applicant must need to submit both SAT subject test results.

% of freshman submitting SAT scores: 81%
% of freshman submitting ACT scores: 34%

SAT Percentiles

Sat scores

Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees$51,008
Room & Board$12,432
total cost of attendance$67,125

Application Fee

Availability of Exchange program:Yes


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