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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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Quick Facts


2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

2013-2014 Tuition

$49,138 Tuition and Fees

Students

6068 undergraduate students
53% male / 47% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
7.4% 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: 6,068
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,068
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: N/A
Percent of male undergraduates: 53%
Percent of female undergraduates: 47%
Percent of international undergraduates: 12%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
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: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate non-scholarship 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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