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 ($63,530) than UPenn ($61,710).
  • 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 30,135 students while UPenn has 26,552 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.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Columbia UniversityUPenn
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)
$63,530Tuition & Fees$61,710
59% ($45,881)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)51% ($44,232)
$45,881Average Amount of Financial Aid$44,232
6.61 %Acceptance Rates9.30 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)65.37 %
1,520SAT Score1,525
35ACT Score34
96 %Graduation Rate96 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
95 %Retention Rate95 %
30,135Student Population26,552
4,327Number of Faculties2,248
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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