2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,411

Net Price

4%

Admitted

65%

Enrolled

95%

Graduation Rate

6/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Columbia University in the City of New York

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 33,776. In 2021, there were 771 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #1 in New York and ranks #5 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

771

Total Enrollment

33,776

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Columbia University in the City of New York

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#1

New York Rank

Combining ranking factors for 99 schools that offer psychology degrees in New York, Columbia University in the City of New York ranks #1.

#5

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Columbia University in the City of New York ranks #5.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Columbia University in the City of New York offers Research Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Research Psychology and Social Work. At the post master certificate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work are offered. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Research Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMCPhD
Clinical Psychology129
Counseling and Applied Psychology3327
Counseling Psychology73
Educational Psychology107
General Psychology2
Industrial Organizational Psychology48
Research Psychology1249105
Social Work48786
Total Graduates1244968665
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs Columbia University Medical Center Internship in Clinical Psychology

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 61,110 students applied to the Columbia University in the City of New York. The university admitted 4% and 65% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for New York universities is 12,286. On average, all New York institutions admit 68% and 20% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Columbia University in the City of New York students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 99%. Compared to all New York four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Columbia University in the City of New York is 95%, compared to 65% for all New York universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 1%.

  • Credits Accepted: Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CU to New York Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Columbia University in the City of New York to the average of all New York four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CU

61,110

Applicants

4%

Percent Admitted

65%

Percent Enrolled

99%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

95%

Graduation Rate

NY Colleges

12,286

Applicants

68%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

65%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 7,010 or 75% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 2,351 or 25% part-time faculty members employed at Columbia University in the City of New York. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 4,484 or 48%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CU

6 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

75%

Percent Full-Time

25%

Percent Part-Time

48%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

NY Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Columbia University in the City of New York the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $59,450, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,342.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $50,496 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,428.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Columbia University in the City of New York in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Columbia University in the City of New York2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$15,450
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,262
Total Living Expenses$17,712
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$59,450
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,342
Total Undergraduate Expenses$78,504
In-State, Graduate Tuition$50,496
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,428
Total Graduate Expenses$52,924
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Columbia University in the City of New York is $12,411. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Columbia University in the City of New York to all New York universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CU

$78,504

Cost to Attend

$46,156

Average Financial Aid

58%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,411

Net Price

NY Colleges

$44,950

Cost to Attend

$18,304

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,389

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 853 or 58%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 4,884 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $46,156.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid4,884$46,156
Pell Grants1,900$5,526
Federal Student Loans1,364$10,974
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Columbia University in the City of New York to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CU

4,884

Grant or Scholarship Aid

60%

Grants or Scholarships

1,900

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

1,364

Federal Student Loans

17%

Federal Student Loans

NY Colleges

4,270

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

2,106

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

1,890

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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