Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Columbia University (New York, NY)

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Columbia University is ranked 11 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 24 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 69%
Applicants who took ACT 47%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+80%
600-69918%
600+98%

SAT Math Score

700+84%
600-69916%
600+100%

ACT Score

30-3692%
24-298%
24+100%

Students applied36,292
Students admitted2,279
Admission rate6%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$54,504
Fees$3,259
Room and board$13,618
Estimated book expense$1,246
Total cost$72,627

Cost after need-based aid$21,894
Cost after non-need-based aid$72,627

Average debt at graduation$23,463

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$78,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$50,733
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,158

Full-Time

Men3,177
Women2,981

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained99%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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