Yale vs. Columbia University

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Yale vs. Columbia University

Yalevs.Columbia University

Both Yale and Columbia University are private. Yale is located in New Haven, CT and Columbia University is located in New York, NY.
  • Columbia University has more expensive tuition of $60,578 than Yale ($55,500).
  • Columbia University has tighter acceptance rate of 5% than Yale (6%).
  • Yale has higher SAT scores of 1,515 than Columbia University (1,505).
  • Columbia University is larger with 31,077 students than Yale (13,433 students).
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#6 in National Universities
#1 in Connecticut
Rankings#5 in National Universities
#1 in New York
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
New Haven, CTLocationNew York, NY
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$51,191Financial Aid$41,752
$80 undergraduate
$105 graduate
Application Fee$85 undergraduate
$110 graduate
6%Acceptance Rate5%
1,515 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,505 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
13,433Total Students31,077
Online Enrollment586
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
97%Graduation Rate95%
Transfer-out Rate2%
99%Retention Rate98%
$124,400Average Earning after Graduation$115,600
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,576)
$9,000 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,928)
$8,412 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
6 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
2,927 Full-time
803 Part-time
Number of Faculties4,133 Full-time
2,087 Part-time
14,262 Full-time
1,980 Part-time
Number of Staffs17,628 Full-time
2,926 Part-time
$172,636 for Faculties
$84,575 Part-time
Average Salary$168,866 for Faculties
$83,396 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