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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. As a reference, however, the average GRE scores for the entering class of Fall 2010 were Verbal: 525, Quantitative: 781, and Analytical: 3.9. The average TOEFL iBT score was 103. If instead of the TOEFL you take the IELTS exam, your IELTS scores should be at least 7.

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

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

Average GRE score for SEAS was 64% or above for the verbal and writing sections, and above 82% for the quantitative section

Engineering Resources

25. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
26. University of Virginia-Main Campus
27. Columbia University
28. University of Pennsylvania
29. Ohio State University

GRE Scores and Admissions