Vault's Rating 5 out of 5

Uppers

  • Located in the Big Apple
  • Small class size and low student-teacher ratio

Downers

  • Highly selective
  • Very expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Columbia University, the oldest university in New York and the fourth oldest college in the United States, provides students with quality education through small classes, highly accessible faculty, and diverse experiences in the exciting, cultural hub of Manhattan.

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