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 ($66,139) than Cornell University ($63,200).
  • 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 33,776 students while Cornell University has 25,582 students.
  • Columbia University has a lower number of students per faculty with 6 to 1 while Cornell University's ratio is 9 to 1.
  • 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.
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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)
$66,1392023 Tuition & Fees$63,200
60%% Receiving Financial Aid49%
$46,156Average Amount of Financial Aid$52,178
4.13 %Acceptance Rates8.69 %
65.02 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)63.53 %
1,520SAT Score1,505
35ACT Score34
97 %Graduation Rate94 %
1 %Transfer-out Rate-
99 %Retention Rate97 %
33,776Student Population25,582
4,327Number of Faculties1,858
6 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), 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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