Columbia University Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in New York, NY, Columbia University is one of the best universities in the state of New York. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Columbia University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Columbia University.

2960 Broadway New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-2522
Email: [email protected]
Web site:

Rankings: Columbia University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 8
Score: 91
Peer college rating (out of 5) 4.6
Graduation and retention ranking: 5
Average freshman retention rate: 98.5%
6-year graduation rate: 95.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 93%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 2
Faculty resources ranking: 10
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 77.2%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 8.4%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 6:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 91.9%
Student selectivity ranking: 8
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1360-1550
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 94%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 99%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 10.0%
Financial resources rank: 15
Alumni giving rank: 13
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 35.9%

Essential Facts: Columbia University

  • It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.
  • Columbia is a founding member of the Association of American Universities and was the first school in the United States to grant the M.D. degree.
  • Columbia University has an extensive tunnel system more than a century old, with the oldest portions predating the present campus.

Columbia University History

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 95%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 10%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 10%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 95%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: N/A
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: 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