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Columbia University

New York, NY
#4

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Columbia University, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, is a private institution founded in 1754. Columbia offers a wide range of student activities. The Columbia Lions have more than 25 NCAA Division I teams in the Ivy League, there are numerous Greek fraternity and sorority chapters on campus, and the university has organizations like the Urban New Yorker, which gives out free tickets to events in the city. John Jay, President Barack Obama, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Maggie Gyllenhaal are distinguished Columbia alumni.

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2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

2014-2015 Tuition

$51,008 Tuition and Fees

Students

6084 undergraduate students
52% male / 48% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
6.9% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1754

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, certificate, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer Science, Education, General, Education, Biomedical/Medical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Engineering Technology, General, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, Modern Greek Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Latin Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature, General, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology, Mathematics, Other, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Statistics, Other, Mathematics and Statistics, Environmental Science, Biological and Physical Sciences, Ancient Studies/Civilization, Classical and Ancient Studies, Philosophy, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Architecture, Architecture, Architectural History and Criticism, General, Architectural History and Criticism, Astronomy, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other, Chemical Physics, Chemistry, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Physics, Physical Sciences, Other, Psychology, General, Psychology, Anthropology, Archeology, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Economics, Political Science and Government, General, Political Science and Government, Other, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, Slavic Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, Asian-American Studies, Women's Studies, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Visual and Performing Arts, History, General, History, Other, History

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Other, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Latin Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Architecture, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies, Dance, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, History

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 6,084
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,084
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 0
Percent of male undergraduates: 52%
Percent of female undergraduates: 48%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, international students, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: archery, basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 4 3 12
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 1 0 0
Robbery 0 1 1
Aggravated assault 1 4 3
Burglary 26 24 27
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 1 1
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 2 2 6
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 1 2 1
Burglary 11 8 12
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 1 1
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 1 0 2
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 10 1 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 7 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.