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 ($66,139) than UPenn ($63,452).
  • It is harder to admit to Columbia University than UPenn.
  • UPenn has a higher submitted SAT score (1,520) than Columbia University (1,520).
  • Columbia University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than UPenn (34).
  • Columbia University has more students with 33,776 students while UPenn has 28,038 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,327 faculties while UPenn has 2,248 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and University of Pennsylvania.
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Columbia UniversityUPenn
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Columbia Universityvs.UPenn
New York, New YorkLocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
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)
$66,1392023 Tuition & Fees$63,452
60%% Receiving Financial Aid53%
$46,156Average Amount of Financial Aid$43,362
4.13 %Acceptance Rates5.87 %
65.02 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)73.18 %
1,520SAT Score1,525
35ACT Score34
97 %Graduation Rate96 %
1 %Transfer-out Rate-
99 %Retention Rate98 %
33,776Student Population28,038
4,327Number of Faculties2,248
6 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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