Tool December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Columbia University (New York, NY)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 73.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 39.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 21.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 77.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 98.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 22.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 77.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 99.00%
ACT score 24-29: 7.00%
ACT score 30-36: 93.00%
ACT score 24+: 100%
Students applied: 36,250
Students admitted: 2,220
Admission rate: 6%
Students per faculty: 6
4-year graduation rate: 89.4%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 99%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,160
Full-time enrolled women: 2,942
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 6,102

COSTS

Tuition: $52,478
Room and board: $13,244
Est. book expense: $1,223
Fees: $3,103
Total cost: $70,048
Cost after need-based aid: $22,558
Cost after non-need-based aid: $70,048
Average debt at graduation: $25,167

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $47,490
Average non-need-based aid: $0
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
0
Average aid package: $49,348
Students receiving need-based aid: 3,000
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 49%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
0%
% receiving student loans: 27%