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 $65,508 than Cornell University ($63,200).
  • Columbia University has tighter acceptance rate of 6.61% than Cornell University (12.67%).
  • Cornell University has higher SAT scores of 1,530 than Columbia University (1,530).
  • Columbia University is larger with 34,782 students than Cornell University (25,898 students).
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#6 in National Universities
#1 in New York
Rankings#16 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
$46,156Financial Aid$52,178
$85 undergraduate
$120 graduate
Application Fee$80 undergraduate
$105 graduate
6.61%Acceptance Rate12.67%
1,530 SAT, 35 ACTTest Scores1,530 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
34,782Total Students25,898
1,494Online Enrollment160
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
97%Graduation Rate94%
1%Transfer-out Rate
99%Retention Rate97%
$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: 13,109)
$9,986 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,954)
$10,426 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (14 meals per week)
$6,612 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
$179,871 for Faculties
$90,193 Part-time
Average Salary$143,555 for Faculties
$74,527 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