Columbia University vs. Brown University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Columbia University vs. Brown University

Columbia Universityvs.Brown University

Both 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 $65,508 than Brown University ($65,046).
  • 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).
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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
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
$46,156Financial Aid$51,907
$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
1,494Online Enrollment74
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
97%Graduation Rate96%
1%Transfer-out Rate
99%Retention Rate98%
$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 2021-2022