Columbia University vs. Cornell University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Columbia University vs. Cornell University

Columbia Universityvs.Cornell University

Both Columbia University and Cornell University are private. Both schools are located in New York.
  • Columbia University has more expensive tuition of $60,532 than Cornell University ($59,282).
  • Columbia University has tighter acceptance rate of 0.066084264651871% than Cornell University (0.12674589170688%).
  • Columbia University has higher SAT scores of 1,515 than Cornell University (1,470).
  • Columbia University is larger with 30,135 students than Cornell University (23,620 students).
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#5 in National Universities
#1 in New York
Rankings#14 in National Universities
#2 in New York
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
New York, NYLocationIthaca, NY
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$45,881Financial Aid$49,149
$85 undergraduate
$110 graduate
Application Fee$80 undergraduate
$105 graduate
0.066084264651871%Acceptance Rate0.12674589170688%
1,515 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,470 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
30,135Total Students23,620
25,843Online Enrollment6,167
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
96%Graduation Rate95%
2%Transfer-out Rate
95%Retention Rate96%
$115,600Average Earning after Graduation$101,200
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
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)
$8,412 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 7,120)
$8,842 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (14 meals per week)
$5,924 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
6 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
4,327 Full-time
1,902 Part-time
Number of Faculties1,858 Full-time
155 Part-time
18,250 Full-time
2,611 Part-time
Number of Staffs10,405 Full-time
657 Part-time
$176,939 for Faculties
$87,852 Part-time
Average Salary$139,021 for Faculties
$72,821 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020