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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 Princeton University ($50,340).
  • It is harder to admit to Princeton University than Columbia University.
  • Both Columbia University and Princeton University have the same submitted SAT scores (1,505).
  • Columbia University has higher submitted ACT score (102) than Princeton University (101).
  • Columbia University has more students with 30,454 students while Princeton University has 8,273 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 1,555 faculties while Princeton University has 966 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and Princeton University.
Columbia Universityvs.Princeton University
New York, New YorkLocationPrinceton, New Jersey
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
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$59,430Tuition & Fees$50,340
4,916 (60.17%)Number Receiving Financial Aid3,194 (59.21%)
$41,752Average Amount of Financial Aid$50,655
6.61 %Acceptance Rates6.41 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)65.63 %
1,505SAT Score1,505
102ACT Score101
95 %Graduation Rate97 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate98 %
30,454Student Population8,273
1,555Number of Faculties966
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio5 to 1
ROTC, Study AbroadSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services