Columbia University in the City of New York (Columbia University) vs. Brown University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

  • Both Columbia University in the City of New York (Columbia University) and Brown University are private.
  • Columbia University is located in New York, NY and Brown University is located in Providence, RI.
  • Columbia University has more expensive tuition of $69,045 than Brown University ($68,230).
  • Columbia University has tighter acceptance rate of 6.61% than Brown University (8.49%).
  • Brown University has higher SAT scores of 1,540 than Columbia University (1,530).
  • Columbia University is larger with 34,782 students than Brown University (11,189 students).
Columbia University in the City of New York

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#6 in National Universities
#1 in New York
Rankings#13 in National Universities
#1 in Rhode Island
Private, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
New York, NYLocationProvidence, RI
Columbia UniversityKnown as
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered Degrees1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$49,638Financial Aid$52,652
$85 undergraduate
$120 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$75 graduate
6.61%Acceptance Rate8.49%
1,530 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores1,540 SAT, 35 ACT
Student Population
34,782Total Students11,189
1,111Online Enrollment207
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
95%Graduation Rate94%
Transfer-out Rate
98%Retention Rate99%
$115,600Average Earning after Graduation$89,100
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,109)
$9,986 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,196)
$9,368 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (20 meals per week)
$6,472 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
6 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
4,327 Full-time
1,902 Part-time
Number of Faculties884 Full-time
111 Part-time
18,250 Full-time
2,611 Part-time
Number of Staffs4,280 Full-time
374 Part-time
$179,871 for Faculties
$90,193 Part-time
Average Salary$146,687 for Faculties
$79,341 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023