The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • Brown University has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,584) than Columbia University ($60,532).
  • It is harder to admit to Columbia University than Brown University.
  • Columbia University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,515) than Brown University (1,500).
  • Both Columbia University and Brown University have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • Columbia University has more students with 30,135 students while Brown University has 9,948 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,327 faculties while Brown University has 884 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and Brown University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Columbia UniversityBrown 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)
$60,532Tuition & Fees$60,584
59% ($45,881)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)46% ($47,590)
$45,881Average Amount of Financial Aid$47,590
6.61 %Acceptance Rates8.49 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)58.91 %
1,515SAT Score1,500
34ACT Score34
96 %Graduation Rate95 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
95 %Retention Rate92 %
30,135Student Population9,948
4,327Number of Faculties884
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 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

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