Columbia University Rankings

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Overall Experience
Highest Tuition 2out of 1,856
Hardest to Get In 4out of 1,669
Most Content Freshmen 7out of 272
Oldest Colleges 9out of 547
Highest-Ranked High School Students 20out of 446
Most Applicants Per Year 25out of 1,681
Best Social Scene 202out of 1,378
Most Expensive On-Campus Living 266out of 1,710
Most Transfer Students 283out of 425
Most Full-Time Students 298out of 2,191
Most Freshmen 307out of 1,682
Best Overall Student Experience 447out of 1,380
Most Part-Time Students 588out of 2,156
If I Could Do It All Over Again 805out of 1,420
Academics A+
Best Course Variety 67out of 1,394
Best Use of Teaching Assistants 69out of 1,381
Smartest Professors 157out of 1,392
Professors Most Interested in Classes 862out of 1,391
Best Technology in the Classroom 908out of 1,390
Best Registration Process 978out of 1,394
Most Available Classes 1057out of 1,395
Best Online Course Options 1300out of 1,385
Most Caring Professors 1318out of 1,390
Most Flexible Curriculums 1355out of 1,394
Best Academic Advisers 1377out of 1,391
Most Manageable Workloads 1389out of 1,394
Athletics C
Most Active Varsity Sports 1262out of 1,368
Best Intramural Sports 1280out of 1,367
Campus Dining B+
Best Ethnic/Kosher Options 55out of 1,392
Best Late-Night Dining Options 72out of 1,389
Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options 126out of 1,388
Healthiest Dining Options 194out of 1,391
Best Quality Food 406out of 1,392
Best Cafeteria Variety 546out of 1,390
Campus Housing C+
Shortest Walk to Class 838out of 1,380
Best Dorm Atmosphere 1066out of 1,380
Cleanest Dorms 1267out of 1,382
Most Spacious Dorms 1358out of 1,378
Campus Strictness A-
Best Campus Police 617out of 1,406
Most Lenient Parking 712out of 1,380
Strictest Honor Code 1160out of 1,380
Computers B
Best Network Reliability 149out of 1,415
Fastest Internet 167out of 1,414
Best Computer Availability 1049out of 1,416
Best Wireless Availability 1116out of 1,414
Diversity A
Most Liberal Schools 53out of 1,394
Most Open-Minded Schools 341out of 1,401
Most Conservative Schools 1342out of 1,394
Drug Safety C+
Most Social Drinkers 240out of 1,333
Least Peer-Pressured Students 986out of 1,307
Best Schools for Non-Drinkers 1098out of 1,333
Most Drug-Free Campuses 1133out of 1,338
Least Underage Drinkers 1161out of 1,339
Facilities B
Best Library 81out of 1,380
Best Performance Venues 298out of 1,368
Greenest Campuses 474out of 1,366
Best Student Centers 565out of 1,380
Best Athletic Facilities 1312out of 1,376
Girls B-
Smartest Girls 34out of 1,344
Most Creative/Artsy Girls 148out of 1,345
Friendliest Girls 715out of 1,350
Hottest Girls 717out of 1,345
Party Girls 819out of 1,342
Most Athletic Girls 983out of 1,346
Most Religious Girls 1263out of 1,344
Greek Life B-
Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations 456out of 1,172
Where Greek Life Rules 642out of 1,254
Most Selective Greek Organizations 882out of 1,181
Best Greek Housing 948out of 1,253
Guys B-
Smartest Guys 27out of 1,331
Most Creative/Artsy Guys 314out of 1,328
Friendliest Guys 742out of 1,334
Hottest Guys 843out of 1,332
Most Religious Guys 885out of 1,329
Party Guys 912out of 1,332
Most Athletic Guys 1160out of 1,334
Health & Safety B
Safest Campuses 457out of 1,385
Best Student Health Center 1001out of 1,368
Most Visible Campus Police 1301out of 1,400
Local Atmosphere A+
Most Museums/Cultural Attractions 15out of 1,419
Best Shopping Centers 28out of 1,419
Best Areas to Live In After Graduation 32out of 1,420
Best Schools for City Living 32out of 1,417
Most Exciting Nightlife 33out of 1,414
Best Pro Sports Teams 123out of 1,415
Best Proximity to Other Schools 167out of 1,407
Best School Dining 265out of 1,417
Most Scenic Campuses 463out of 1,418
Safest Surroundings 881out of 1,421
Friendliest Townies/Locals 1276out of 1,419
Most Affordable Campus Towns 1404out of 1,417
Nightlife A
Biggest Party Schools 414out of 1,372
Tamest Party Scenes 964out of 1,372
Best Drink Prices 1053out of 1,323
Off-Campus Dining A
Best Off-Campus Dining Variety 54out of 1,433
Best Off-Campus Dining Cost 1389out of 1,393
Off-Campus Housing C
Best Off-Campus Housing Options 1336out of 1,362
Parking D+
Most Reasonable Permit Costs 1225out of 1,386
Best Parking Availability 1370out of 1,392
Best Off-Campus Parking 1383out of 1,398
Transportation B+
Most Easily Accessible Town 14out of 1,392
Best Campus Transit 659out of 1,369
Best Car Campuses 1389out of 1,390
Weather C+
Coldest Winters 201out of 503
Hottest Summers 296out of 503

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