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.
  • Both Columbia University and Brown University have the same submitted SAT scores (1,505).
  • Both Columbia University and Brown University have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • Columbia University has more students with 31,077 students while Brown University has 10,257 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,133 faculties while Brown University has 876 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
60% ($41,752)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)46% ($42,652)
$41,752Average Amount of Financial Aid$42,652
6.61 %Acceptance Rates8.49 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)58.91 %
1,505SAT Score1,505
34ACT Score34
95 %Graduation Rate96 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
98 %Retention Rate98 %
31,077Student Population10,257
4,133Number of Faculties876
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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