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  • 77% of the students are from outside the state of New York
  • 19% of the students in the incoming class are from outside the US.


Columbia University


  • Columbia is an Ivy League university in New York City. Map.
  • Columbia enrolls approximately 4,500 in Columbia College, and 1,500 in The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and  1,600 in General Studies as undergraduates.
  • Columbia does not require students to take out loans for their education.

Socio-economic Diversity

  • 16% of students at Columbia receive Federal Pell Grants, which mostly go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • 14% of students are the first member of their family to attend a four-year college. 


    Racial Diversity
    African American 11%
    Asian American 22%
    Caucasian 36%
    Hispanic 13%
    Native American 2%


    Gender Ratio
    Female 48%
    Male 52%

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School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Urban
  • City population: 8,336,700


  • 13,942 Graduate students
  • 6,084 Undergraduates
  • 2,291 First-year students admitted


  • 6.9% applicants admitted 
  • Over 90% in top decile of high school class 
  • SAT CR Middle 50%: 700-780
  • SAT M Middle 50%: 760-790
  • SAT W middle 50%: 760-780
  • ACT Middle 50%: 32-35

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