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 Harvard University ($53,968).
  • It is harder to admit to Harvard University than Columbia University.
  • Harvard University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,515) than Columbia University (1,505).
  • Both Harvard University and Columbia University have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • Harvard University has more students with 31,566 students while Columbia University has 31,077 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,133 faculties while Harvard University has 2,155 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Harvard University and Columbia University in the City of New York.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Harvard UniversityColumbia University
Harvard Universityvs.Columbia University
Cambridge, MassachusettsLocationNew York, New York
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)
$53,968Tuition & Fees$60,532
43% ($47,145)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)60% ($41,752)
$47,145Average Amount of Financial Aid$41,752
5.16 %Acceptance Rates6.61 %
82.82 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)61.41 %
1,515SAT Score1,505
34ACT Score34
97 %Graduation Rate95 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
99 %Retention Rate98 %
31,566Student Population31,077
2,155Number of Faculties4,133
7 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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