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  • Both are Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • Columbia University has more expensive tuition & fees ($59,430) than Brown University ($55,466).
  • It is harder to admit to Columbia University than Brown University.
  • Columbia University has higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than Brown University (1,485).
  • Columbia University has higher submitted ACT score (102) than Brown University (101).
  • Columbia University has more students with 30,454 students while Brown University has 10,095 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 1,555 faculties while Brown University has 835 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and Brown University.
Columbia Universityvs.Brown University
New York, New YorkLocationProvidence, Rhode Island
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$59,430Tuition & Fees$55,466
4,916 (60.17%)Number Receiving Financial Aid3,208 (45.91%)
$41,752Average Amount of Financial Aid$42,652
6.61 %Acceptance Rates8.49 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)58.91 %
1,505SAT Score1,485
102ACT Score101
95 %Graduation Rate95 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate98 %
30,454Student Population10,095
1,555Number of Faculties835
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio7 to 1
ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services