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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,442
6.1% decline from 2015
$22,973
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
1.5%
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
6.83%
37,009 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
29,372
83.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
94.1%
1,310 Graduates

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Costs

The median tuition at Columbia University in the City of New York is $47,442, which is $15,232 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,973.

In 2016, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Admissions

Columbia University in the City of New York received 37,009 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.27% annual growth. Out of those 37,009 applicants, 2,526 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 6.83% acceptance rate.

There were 29,372 students enrolled at Columbia University in the City of New York in 2016, and 68% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Columbia University in the City of New York has an overall enrollment yield of 62%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Enrollment

Columbia University in the City of New York has a total enrollment of 29,372 students. The full-time enrollment at Columbia University in the City of New York is 24,553 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,819. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at Columbia University in the City of New York are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Columbia University in the City of New York, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.7% White, 12.4% Asian, 7.75% Hispanic or Latino, 5.39% Black or African American, 3.88% Two or More Races, 0.22% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Columbia University in the City of New York in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (5.5%), followed by White Female (3.8%) and Asian Female (2.48%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (9.4%), followed by White Male (8.31%) and Asian Female (3.22%).

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Graduates

In 2016, 727 more women than men graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York. The majority of students graduating from Columbia University in the City of New York are White. These 4,123 graduates mean that there were 2.89 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 1,427 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Columbia University in the City of New York is General Economics with 300 graduates, followed by General Political Science & Government with 229 graduates and Registered Nursing with 214 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Columbia University in the City of New York, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Architecture and Related Services, with 422 graduates, followed by Math & Statistics with 635 graduates and Legal with 679 graduates.

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Operations

Columbia University in the City of New York has an endowment valued at nearly $9.6B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $766M (7.95%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Columbia University in the City of New York had a total expenditure of $3.8B. Of that $3.8B, they spent $1.8B on salaries and $423M on benefits.

Columbia University in the City of New York employs 747 Professors, 295 Lecturers, and 234 Associate professors. Most academics at Columbia University in the City of New York are Male Professors (566), Female Professors (181), and Female Lecturers (170).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Columbia University in the City of New York are: Management, with 1,449 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1,077 employees, and Service with 882 employees.

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