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 Princeton University ($48,502).
  • It is harder to admit to Princeton University than Columbia University.
  • Princeton University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than Columbia University (1,505).
  • Both Columbia University and Princeton University have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • Columbia University has more students with 31,077 students while Princeton University has 8,374 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,133 faculties while Princeton University has 979 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and Princeton University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Columbia UniversityPrinceton 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)
$60,532Tuition & Fees$48,502
60% ($41,752)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($50,655)
$41,752Average Amount of Financial Aid$50,655
6.61 %Acceptance Rates6.41 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)65.63 %
1,505SAT Score1,515
34ACT Score34
95 %Graduation Rate98 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
98 %Retention Rate98 %
31,077Student Population8,374
4,133Number of Faculties979
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

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