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 Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York - New York, NY

West 116 St and Broadway, New York, New York 10027

General information:(212)854-1754
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:26,050(8,127 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:6 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $41,316 $43,304 $45,290 -4%
Out-of-state $41,316 $43,304 $45,290 -4%
Books and supplies $1,300 $1,020 $1,040 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,228 $10,570 $11,020 -4%
Other $1,450 $1,787 $1,858 -4%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $54,294 $56,681 $59,208 -5%
Off Campus $42,616 $44,324 $46,330 -4%
Off Campus with Family $42,616 $44,324 $46,330 -4%
Out-of-state
On Campus $54,294 $56,681 $59,208 -5%
Off Campus $42,616 $44,324 $46,330 -4%
Off Campus with Family $42,616 $44,324 $46,330 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $43,088
In-state fees $2,202
Out-of-state tuition $43,088
Out-of-state fees $2,202
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $37,556
In-state fee $1,654
Out-of-state tuition $37,556
Out-of-state fees $1,654
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 857 61% --
Grant or scholarship aid 748 53% $28,130,807 $37,608
Federal grants 257 18% $1,817,608 $7,072
Pell grants 257 18% $1,109,608 $4,318
Other federal grants 242 17% $708,000 $2,926
State/local government grant or scholarships 117 8% $419,585 $3,586
Institutional grants or scholarships 731 52% $25,893,614 $35,422
Student loan aid 234 17% $1,686,645 $7,208
Federal student loans 210 15% $1,165,780 $5,551
Other student loans 38 3% $520,865 $13,707
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,963 50% $127,476,934 $32,167
Pell grants 1,189 15% $5,029,666 $4,230
Federal student loans 1,576 20% $14,646,664 $9,294

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 26,050
Undergraduate enrollment 8,127
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 513
Graduate enrollment 17,923
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$80

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$100

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 26,179 11,686 14,493
Percent admitted 10% 11% 9%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 6% 5%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1282 92%
ACT 416 30%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 690 780
SAT Math 700 790
SAT Writing 690 780
ACT Composite 31 34
ACT English 30 35
ACT Math 31 35
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 72 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 120120
Archery -12
Baseball 33-
Basketball 1818
Fencing 2123
Field Hockey -23
Football 106-
Golf 88
Lacrosse -19
Other Sports 24-
Rowing 1738
Soccer 2429
Softball -16
Squash 1410
Swimming and Diving 3434
Tennis 1513
Volleyball -18
Wrestling 29-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education

Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses

05/03/1972 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

07/01/1923 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

01/30/1998 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Endodontics

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Periodontics

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Prosthodontics

12/09/1966 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

07/01/1943 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

01/01/1944 Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education

Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration

11/10/2008 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2004 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

07/01/1979 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health

12/19/1946 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations010 1
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 070
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 1443
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 010
Robbery 401
Aggravated assault 314
Burglary 492624
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 822
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 212
Burglary 14118
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 011
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.7%
Number in default115
Number in repayment4,146

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00270700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice Postbaccalaureate certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural History and Criticism, General-7----
Architecture019064--
Architecture and Related Services, Other-180---
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-18115--
Landscape Architecture-12----
Category total1240879--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies0-1---
African-American/Black Studies110----
American/United States Studies/Civilization019----
East Asian Studies2170---
Ethnic Studies11----
Latin American Studies671---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies--1---
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)1-----
Russian Studies--10---
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies-23---
South Asian Studies-50---
Western European Studies-50---
Category total516616---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Anatomy-002--
Animal Genetics-000--
Biochemistry0134--
Bioinformatics-5410--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0000--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2101823--
Biometry/Biometrics-000--
Biophysics0-----
Biostatistics-3032--
Biotechnology-34----
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-1----
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-101518--
Conservation Biology-21----
Ecology-064--
Epidemiology-70614--
Genetics, General-606--
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-000--
Microbiology, General-536--
Neuroscience1101514--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-447--
Pharmacology-674--
Physiology, General-101--
Toxicology--00--
Category total11421484115--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Actuarial Science-29----
Business Administration and Management, General611471311--
Construction Management-30----
Information Resources Management-49----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-23----
Category total612781311--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism-2839---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-7115--
Category total-354105--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science61291622--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-0----
Information Science/Studies1-----
Information Technology-7----
Category total631361622--
Education Colleges
Education, General7-----
Education, Other-661--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances--54--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation--11--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impa--21--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--11--
Mathematics Teacher Education--57--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--52--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--52--
Category total763019--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering302959--
Chemical Engineering371748--
Civil Engineering, General30551313--
Computer Engineering, General511----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0992313--
Engineering Mechanics0-0---
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics82909--
Engineering, Other0-----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering171457--
Industrial Engineering65821--
Mechanical Engineering17294--
Metallurgical Engineering0000--
Mining and Mineral Engineering000---
Nuclear Engineering--0---
Operations Research017294--
Category total2735567068--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing391----
English Language and Literature, General19292914--
English Literature (British and Commonwealth0-----
Category total1621202914--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0-----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0947--
Comparative Literature13-2---
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-33175--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0000--
French Language and Literature71764--
German Language and Literature1040--
Italian Language and Literature0112--
Latin Language and Literature0-----
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other91864--
Portuguese Language and Literature1-----
Russian Language and Literature0-----
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General41345--
Spanish Language and Literature14862--
Category total118995029--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Advanced General Dentistry--19---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--00--
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-2----
Dentistry----74-
Endodontics/Endodontology--6---
Environmental Health-2714--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-1400--
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-0----
Medical Informatics-000--
Medical Scientist--8---
Medicine----133-
Nursing Practice----7-
Nursing Science--36--
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-47----
Orthodontics/Orthodontology-7----
Periodontics/Periodontology-14---
Physical Therapy/Therapist-0--53-
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology-3----
Public Health, General-326-10--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse1511577---
Category total1515844820267-
History Colleges
History, General29351720--
History, Other-11----
Category total155461720--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-275-6--
Law----456-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-0-0--
Category total-275-6456-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies02----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8----110
Category total202---110
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science---0--
Category total---0--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General016107--
Mathematical Statistics and Probability-64----
Mathematics and Statistics, Other0-----
Mathematics, General259910--
Statistics, General217869--
Category total1072672526--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Ancient Studies/Civilization0-----
Behavioral Sciences--11--
Dispute Resolution-43----
Mathematics and Computer Science1-----
Nutrition Sciences-7226--
Sustainability Studies-2----
Category total311737--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science234----
Category total1734----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science--11--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-23----
Category total-2311--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Islamic Studies-1----
Philosophy211212--
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other1-----
Religion/Religious Studies2576--
Category total831888--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy1584--
Astrophysics0-----
Chemistry, General1342219--
Geology/Earth Science, General711117--
Materials Science41535--
Physical Sciences, Other0240--
Physics, General4131513--
Category total65806348--
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--127--
Counseling Psychology--66--
Developmental and Child Psychology--41--
Educational Psychology--1915--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--66--
Psychology, General309107--
Psychology, Other--25--
Social Psychology--00--
Category total9595947--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-331----
Social Work-44855--
Category total-77955--
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other1-----
Category total1-----
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology1025815--
Development Economics and International Development27125--
Economics, General18202523--
International Relations and Affairs-352----
Political Science and Government, General33243314--
Social Sciences, General-352--
Social Sciences, Other0230---
Sociology316710--
Urban Studies/Affairs1-----
Category total5624648069--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation13331610--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-72----
Dance, General3-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General24801--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-15----
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-0----
Jazz/Jazz Studies2-----
Music Theory and Composition---5--
Music, General3183--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other827----
Category total1151962419--
Grand total3496131658568723110