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.
  • Columbia University has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,671) than Cornell University ($59,282).
  • It is harder to admit to Columbia University than Cornell University.
  • Columbia University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than Cornell University (1,480).
  • Both Columbia University and Cornell University have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • Columbia University has more students with 31,077 students while Cornell University has 23,600 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,133 faculties while Cornell University has 1,821 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
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)
$61,671Tuition & Fees$59,282
60% ($41,752)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)52% ($39,868)
$41,752Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,868
6.61 %Acceptance Rates12.67 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)56.17 %
1,505SAT Score1,480
34ACT Score34
95 %Graduation Rate95 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
98 %Retention Rate97 %
31,077Student Population23,600
4,133Number of Faculties1,821
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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