Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY 10027
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Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the one hundred sixty-two private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in New York. The campus is located in an urban area, in New York.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 30,454 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,547 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,501 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 97%). Every year 95% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Columbia University in the City of New York's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $54,504, and fees were $2,704. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $54,504 and $2,704 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students30,454
Student to Faculty Ratio6:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate97%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1
Master's degree 23 166
Post-master's certificate 0 7
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3 4
Doctor's degree - professional practice 5 13

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses (School of Nursing)
05/03/1972 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2004 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
07/01/1979 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1410 to 1570
ACT31 to 34
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $85
Graduates $110

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,756/credit
In State Students$1,756/credit
Out of State Students$1,756/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,704/credit
In State Students$1,704/credit
Out of State Students$1,704/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $79,020 $79,020 $79,020
ADN 70 $122,920 $122,920 $122,920
BSN 125 $219,500 $219,500 $219,500
FNP 50 $85,200 $85,200 $85,200
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 59% of Columbia University in the City of New York's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 17% $4,822
Other Federal Grant 9% $3,945
State Grant & Scholarships 7% $4,043
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 52% $47,220
Federal Student Loans 11% $5,675
Private Loans 3% $26,052


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,917
$30,001 to $48,000$6,596
$48,001 to $75,000$7,648
$75,001 to $110,000$17,463
Over $110,000$42,912

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New York state board of nursing.
Columbia University in the City of New York
West 116 St and Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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