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 UPenn ($60,042).
  • It is harder to admit to Columbia University than UPenn.
  • Both UPenn and Columbia University have the same submitted SAT scores (1,505).
  • Both UPenn and Columbia University 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.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University in the City of New York.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UPennColumbia University
UPennvs.Columbia University
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLocationNew 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)
$60,042Tuition & Fees$60,532
52% ($40,420)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)60% ($41,752)
$40,420Average Amount of Financial Aid$41,752
9.30 %Acceptance Rates6.61 %
65.37 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)61.41 %
1,505SAT Score1,505
34ACT Score34
96 %Graduation Rate95 %
-Transfer-out Rate2 %
98 %Retention Rate98 %
25,860Student Population31,077
2,129Number of Faculties4,133
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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