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 ($59,430) than UPenn ($55,584).
  • It is harder to admit to Columbia University than UPenn.
  • Columbia University has higher submitted SAT score (1,505) than UPenn (1,485).
  • Both Columbia University and UPenn have the same submitted ACT scores (102).
  • Columbia University has more students with 30,454 students while UPenn has 25,367 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 1,555 faculties while UPenn has 1,417 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)
$59,430Tuition & Fees$55,584
4,916 (60.17%)Number Receiving Financial Aid6,150 (52.49%)
$41,752Average Amount of Financial Aid$40,420
6.61 %Acceptance Rates9.30 %
61.41 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)65.37 %
1,505SAT Score1,485
102ACT Score102
95 %Graduation Rate96 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate98 %
30,454Student Population25,367
1,555Number of Faculties1,417
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