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Engineering : Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York
AddressWest 116 St and Broadway
CityNew York
TypePrivate not-for-profit
LevelFour or more years
Total Students28086
Student to Faculty Ratio6:1
Admission Rate6.6%
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Undergrad Application Fees$85
Grad Application Fees$105
EnrollmentFees (/yr)Required Fees(/yr)
Undergrad In-State$50526$2474
Undergrad Out-State$50526$2474
Grad In-State$42280$1896
Grad Out-State$42280$1896
SAT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
Critical Reading690/780
ACT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
**Above numbers are at University/College level (not for a particular department or program)


Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering- General
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Operations Research

Average GRE score for Electrical Engineering is Verbal: 525, Quantitative: 767, and Analytical: 4.4

MS in CS: There are no minimum test score requirements. Generally, students have a score of 750+ (or equivalent) in the quantitative section. Most admitted students have a GAP >3.5. TOEFL score of 101+ is recommended or IELTS, 7 is the recommended score for admission.

In the Fall 2010 School of Engineering got ~5,200 applications and acceptance rate was close to 28%.

There is no specific cutoff for standardized test scores or GPA.

Engineering Resources

18. University of Southern California
19. Pennsylvania State University
20. Columbia University
21. University of California-Santa Barbara
22. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

GRE Scores and Admissions