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Best Values in Colleges

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Columbia University (New York, NY)

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Columbia University is ranked 6 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 90%
Applicants who took ACT 30%

SAT Verbal Score

700+73%
600-69924%
600+97%

SAT Math Score

700+76%
600-69922%
600+98%

ACT Score

30-3685%
24-2915%
24+100%

Students applied31,851
Students admitted2,362
Admission rate7%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate91%
5-year graduation rate95%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,846
Fees$2,813
Room and board$11,978
Estimated book expense$1,170
Total cost$62,807

Cost after need-based aid$21,600
Cost after non-need-based aid$62,807

Average debt at graduation$NA

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,207
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,068

Full-Time

Men3,204
Women2,864

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained99%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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