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 ($62,466) than Harvard University ($55,587).
  • It is harder to admit to Harvard University than Columbia University.
  • Harvard University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,520) than Columbia University (1,520).
  • Both Columbia University and Harvard University have the same submitted ACT scores (35).
  • Columbia University has more students with 33,776 students while Harvard University has 31,345 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,327 faculties while Harvard University has 2,120 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and Harvard University.
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Columbia UniversityHarvard University
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Columbia Universityvs.Harvard University
New York, New YorkLocationCambridge, Massachusetts
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)
$62,466Tuition & Fees$55,587
60% ($46,156)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)43% ($49,954)
$46,156Average Amount of Financial Aid$49,954
6.61 %Acceptance Rates5.16 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)82.82 %
1,520SAT Score1,530
35ACT Score35
97 %Graduation Rate97 %
1 %Transfer-out Rate-
99 %Retention Rate96 %
33,776Student Population31,345
4,327Number of Faculties2,120
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio7 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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