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Columbia University

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Location: Online (based in New York City, NY)

National rankings: #2 in National Universities, #33 in Best Undergraduate Teaching

Acceptance rate: 5.4%

Cost of attendance: $63,530.00 per year

Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Admission requirements

  • Application form
  • Official high school/college transcripts
  • Autobiographical information
  • Personal essay
  • List of achievements
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $85

Unique offerings

  • Ivy League status
  • Known for a unique core curriculum that gives students exposure to a wide range of subjects
  • Lauded for its groundbreaking research
  • Strong variety of undergraduate programs
  • Home of the Pulitzer Prize
  • Ranked among the top universities in the world