College Spotlight: Columbia University

The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

Columbia University is today's College Spotlight. From the school's website:

Founded in 1754, Columbia University encompasses approximately 4,400 undergraduates at Columbia College, 1,400 undergraduates at Columbia Engineering, and more than a dozen graduate schools. Students come from over 100 foreign countries, choose among nearly 100 fields of study and live in a beautiful residential campus in Morningside Heights. Columbia provides access to all the resources of a world-class university as well as instant access to one of the world's financial, cultural, and communications capitals.

For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.

Type of school: Private

Setting: Urban

Size: 6,027 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,391 (2011)

Student-to-faculty ratio: Not listed.

Acceptance percentage: 7%

Tuition and fees: $45,290 (2011-2012)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $13,827 (2011-2012)
Address: 1130 Amsterdam Avenue, 212 Hamilton Hall, MC 2807, New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212.854.2522
Twitter accounts: @Columbia
Facebook: Columbia University in the City of New York

All information was gathered from the school's profile on the website and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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