Next list compare two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information in full comparison page.
  • Both are Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • Columbia University has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,578) than UPenn ($57,770).
  • 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.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Columbia University in the City of New York and University of Pennsylvania.
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)
$60,578Tuition & Fees$57,770
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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