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 UPenn ($60,042).
  • It is harder to admit to Columbia University than UPenn.
  • Both Columbia University and UPenn have the same submitted SAT scores (1,505).
  • Both Columbia University and UPenn have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • Columbia University has more students with 31,077 students while UPenn has 25,860 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,133 faculties while UPenn has 2,129 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and University of Pennsylvania.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Columbia UniversityUPenn
Columbia Universityvs.UPenn
New York, New YorkLocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
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$60,042
60% ($41,752)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)52% ($40,420)
$41,752Average Amount of Financial Aid$40,420
6.61 %Acceptance Rates9.30 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)65.37 %
1,505SAT Score1,505
34ACT Score34
95 %Graduation Rate96 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
98 %Retention Rate98 %
31,077Student Population25,860
4,133Number of Faculties2,129
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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