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 four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • Columbia University has more expensive tuition & fees ($63,530) than Cornell University ($61,015).
  • It is harder to admit to Columbia University than Cornell University.
  • Columbia University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,520) than Cornell University (1,505).
  • Columbia University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than Cornell University (34).
  • Columbia University has more students with 30,135 students while Cornell University has 23,620 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,327 faculties while Cornell University has 1,858 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and Cornell University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Columbia UniversityCornell University
Columbia Universityvs.Cornell University
New York, New YorkLocationIthaca, New York
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
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)
$63,530Tuition & Fees$61,015
59% ($45,881)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)47% ($49,149)
$45,881Average Amount of Financial Aid$49,149
6.61 %Acceptance Rates12.67 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)56.17 %
1,520SAT Score1,505
35ACT Score34
96 %Graduation Rate95 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
95 %Retention Rate96 %
30,135Student Population23,620
4,327Number of Faculties1,858
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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