Tool December 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Columbia University (New York, NY)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 69.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 47.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 18.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 80.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 98.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 16.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 84.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 100.00%
ACT score 24-29: 8.00%
ACT score 30-36: 92.00%
ACT score 24+: 100%
Students applied: 36,292
Students admitted: 2,279
Admission rate: 6%
Students per faculty: 6
4-year graduation rate: 86%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 99%
Full-time enrolled men: 3,177
Full-time enrolled women: 2,981
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 6,158

COSTS

Tuition: $54,504
Room and board: $13,618
Est. book expense: $1,246
Fees: $3,259
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $50,733
Average non-need-based aid: $0
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
0
Average aid package: $55,521
Students receiving need-based aid: 2,993
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 49%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
0%
% receiving student loans: 25%