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Columbia University in the City of New York: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $35,164 $37,224 $39,326 $41,316 5.1%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,300 30.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $9,648 $9,938 $9,980 $10,228 2.5%
Other $1,060 $1,100 $1,100 $1,450 31.8%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $46,872 $49,262 $51,406 $54,294 5.6%
 

Map & Directions

Map of Columbia University in the City of New York

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 22,844 10,255 12,589
Percent admitted 11% 13% 10%
Percent admitted who enrolled 56% 57% 55%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA   X
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)   X
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,320 97%
ACT 320 24%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 680 770
SAT Math 680 780
SAT Writing 690 770
ACT Composite 29 34
ACT English 28 34
ACT Math 29 34
ACT Writing 8 10

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 7/1/1921 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 7/1/1923 -   Accredited
American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses 5/3/1972 -   Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree; advanced dental education programs (general practice residency, advanced general dentistry, and specialty programs) 2/1/1945 -   Accredited
Endodontics 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Periodontics 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Prosthodontics 12/9/1966 -   Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) 5/7/1987 -   Accredited
Dental Assisting (DA) 1/30/1998 -   Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs 7/1/1943 -   Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist 1/1/1944 -   Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration 11/10/2008 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 4/21/2001 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 4/21/2004 -   Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level 7/1/1979 -   Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PH) - Graduate schools of public health 12/19/1946 -   Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree 7/1/1942 -   Accredited