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 Princeton University ($48,502).
  • It is harder to admit to Princeton University than Columbia University.
  • Columbia University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,510) than Princeton University (1,510).
  • Both Princeton University and Columbia University have the same submitted ACT scores (34).
  • Columbia University has more students with 30,135 students while Princeton University has 7,853 students.
  • Columbia University has more full-time faculties with 4,327 faculties while Princeton University has 997 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Princeton University and Columbia University in the City of New York.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Princeton UniversityColumbia University
Princeton Universityvs.Columbia University
Princeton, New JerseyLocationNew York, New York
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$48,502Tuition & Fees$60,532
61% ($56,126)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($45,881)
$56,126Average Amount of Financial Aid$45,881
6.41 %Acceptance Rates6.61 %
65.63 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)61.41 %
1,510SAT Score1,515
34ACT Score34
98 %Graduation Rate96 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
83 %Retention Rate95 %
7,853Student Population30,135
997Number of Faculties4,327
4 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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