Columbia by the Numbers

82

Nobel Prize winners are Columbia alumni, faculty or former faculty. More Nobel Laureates have graduated from or taught at Columbia than any other University in the Ivy League.

12+

conservatory-caliber arts majors and programs

13

Graduate and Professional Schools

60+

majors in the humanities and social sciences

≈50

foreign languages offered

4,500

Columbia College undergraduates to call your friends, classmates and teammates.

≈100

Programs of study, from Earth and Environmental Engineering to Creative Writing to Urban Studies

139

faculty in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

$42,238

the amount of grants and scholarships in the average Columbia financial aid package

4th

largest international student population of any U.S. university

$9 million

awarded in international financial aid for Columbia undergraduates this year

17,000

seats in the stadium at Baker Field, home to Columbia's football, baseball, softball, rowing, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and track and field teams

31,000+

Columbia Engineering alumni network

≈310,000

University alumni network

14%

of Columbia students are the first generation in their families to go to college

50%+

of Columbia students receive need based financial aid.

≈400

research opportunities reserved for Columbia Engineering students through the Student Research Involvement Program

$122 Million

awarded in financial aid grants

91%

admit rate for M.D./Ph.D programs

80%+

of undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students

90

Ivy League individual championships in the last five years

$900 million

in sponsored research projects each year in over 200 research centers and institutes

16

engineering majors, all with faculty and students doing world-class research

1,000+

active patents across the full spectrum of research areas

17

members of the National Academy of Engineering

51

members of the National Academy of Sciences

82%

admit rate to medical school, almost twice the national average

90+

Pulitzer Prize winners

60,000+

Undergraduate alumni

6,000

undergraduates; one of the most diverse student bodies in the country

500+

clubs and organizations – the most interesting, rewarding, close-knit and fun Columbia micro-communities

22

libraries

20+

residence halls

95%

of all undergraduates live on campus all four years; housing is guaranteed for all four years

1,500

Columbia Engineering undergraduates to call your friends, classmates and teammates.

9

academic departments in Columbia Engineering

200+

research institutes and centers, including a wide range of world-class laboratories

3 to 1

student to faculty ratio in the physical sciences

50%

Undergraduates who major in science or engineering, creating an active community of inquiry of both faculty and students.

22

majors in all branches of the biological, natural and physical sciences

17%

of Columbia students receive Pell Grant funds.

60+

social justice, service and student-led initiatives, clubs and organizations

55

National Science Foundation Scholarships won by undergraduates to attend graduate school since 2000

200+

study-abroad programs through the Office of Global Programs

50%+

of Columbia students self-identify as students of color.

40

Broadway theatres across NYC

8

million people living in NYC, an amazing percentage of whom are experts, visionaries and global leaders

1,000+

restaurants in NYC

1,700

public parks and playgrounds across the city

150

museums and countless galleries across NYC

30+

museums accessible for free with a Columbia ID

100+

service and research partnerships across New York City

45

Olympians

First

African American advocacy group on a multi-racial campus in the U.S.

43%

of incoming Columbia Engineering students are women

1000s

of internships offered through the Center of Career Education

40+

religious/spiritual campus organizations

13

environmental and outdoor clubs

First

gay-rights advocacy group on any college campus

31

NCAA Division I sports

40+

intramural sports

45+

club sports

47

NCAA individual championships

13

NCAA team championships

6 to 1

student to faculty ratio

First

university in the U.S. to award a Ph.D. in chemistry to an African American woman

First

university to have 1,000 international students (in 1953)

5

Founding Fathers of the United States attended Columbia

34

Presidents and Prime Ministers attended Columbia

9

Supreme Court Justices attended Columbia

90+

countries represented amongst undergraduates