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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 Cornell University ($55,188).
  • It is harder to admit to Columbia University than Cornell University.
  • Columbia University has higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than Cornell University (1,465).
  • Columbia University has higher submitted ACT score (102) than Cornell University (100).
  • Columbia University has more students with 30,454 students while Cornell University has 23,016 students.
  • Cornell University has more full-time faculties with 1,796 faculties while Columbia University has 1,555 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and Cornell University.
Columbia Universityvs.Cornell University
New York, New YorkLocationIthaca, New York
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$55,188
4,916 (60.17%)Number Receiving Financial Aid7,756 (52.03%)
$41,752Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,868
6.61 %Acceptance Rates12.67 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)56.17 %
1,505SAT Score1,465
102ACT Score100
95 %Graduation Rate93 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate97 %
30,454Student Population23,016
1,555Number of Faculties1,796
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