Columbia by the Numbers

200+

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

83%

admit rate to medical school, almost twice the national average

200+

study-abroad programs through the Office of Global Programs

≈50

foreign languages offered

≈400

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

1,000+

active patents across the full spectrum of research areas

1000s

of internships offered through the Center of Career Education

84%

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

55

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

$1 billion

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

4,500

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

84

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.

$53,830

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

49%

of incoming Columbia Engineering students are women

150

faculty in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

59

members of the National Academy of Sciences

35,000+

Columbia Engineering alumni network

58

NCAA individual championships

≈100

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

13

Graduate and Professional Schools

12+

conservatory-caliber arts majors and programs

60+

majors in the humanities and social sciences

3rd

largest international student population of any US university

$17 million

awarded in international financial aid for Columbia undergraduates this year

$168 Million

awarded in financial aid grants

17%

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

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

1,000+

restaurants in NYC

100+

service and research partnerships across New York City

40

Broadway theatres across NYC

8

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

100+

countries represented amongst undergraduates

17%

of Columbia students receive Pell Grant funds.

40+

religious/spiritual campus organizations

9

Supreme Court Justices attended Columbia

19

members of the National Academy of Engineering

50%

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

45+

club sports

14

NCAA team championships

109

Ivy League individual championships in the last five years

40+

intramural sports

45

Olympians

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

NCAA Division I sports

23

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

16

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

9

academic departments in Columbia Engineering

3 to 1

student to faculty ratio in the physical sciences

1,500

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

13

environmental and outdoor clubs

60+

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

First

gay-rights advocacy group on any college campus

500+

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

First

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

50%

of Columbia students receive need-based financial aid.

≈310,000

University alumni network

80%+

of undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students

90+

Pulitzer Prize winners

60,000+

Undergraduate alumni

22

libraries

6,000

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

95%

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

20+

residence halls

50%+

of Columbia students self-identify as students of color.

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