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 ($60,532) than Harvard University ($53,968).
  • It is harder to admit to Harvard University than Columbia University.
  • Harvard University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than Columbia University (1,505).
  • Both Columbia University and Harvard University have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • Harvard University has more students with 31,566 students while Columbia University has 31,077 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,133 faculties while Harvard University has 2,155 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and Harvard University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Columbia UniversityHarvard University
Columbia Universityvs.Harvard University
New York, New YorkLocationCambridge, Massachusetts
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)
$60,532Tuition & Fees$53,968
60% ($41,752)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)43% ($47,145)
$41,752Average Amount of Financial Aid$47,145
6.61 %Acceptance Rates5.16 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)82.82 %
1,505SAT Score1,515
34ACT Score34
95 %Graduation Rate97 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
98 %Retention Rate99 %
31,077Student Population31,566
4,133Number of Faculties2,155
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio7 to 1
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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