Columbia University Profile

Columbia University, founded in 1754, is a private, Ivy League, comprehensive university. Its 27-acre campus is located in the residential Morningside Heights section of Manhattan.

Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate:  10% of 25,427 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 1
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 690-780 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 680-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 680-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 31-34 range of middle 50%

Cost of Attendance: $56,681
Tuition and Fees: $43,304
Room and Board: $10,570
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $38,196
Average Indebtedness of 2009 Graduates: Not reported

Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,444
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 65% of classes
20-29 students: 7% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-59 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes


Financial Aid Office Contacts
Web Site:  Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: March 1
Award Notification: On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding: Institutional Aid Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is E00485: Free

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