New York University vs. Columbia College Chicago Overview

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You’re wrestling with a tough question: “Should I go to New York University or Columbia College Chicago ?”

What are your chances at New York University?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at New York University or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    This complete guide analyzes both the quantitative and qualitative differences between New York University andColumbia College Chicago. This comparison is particularly valuable at understanding the cultural nuances between the colleges since it uses student videos to capture the “vibes” of campus - these videos are exclusively available on CampusReel :)

    Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s go through a general overview of the high-level differences between New York University and Columbia College Chicago. The table below summarizes some of the most important statistics around competitiveness, costs, etc.

    New York University Columbia College Chicago
    In-state Tuition $47,750 $24,344
    Net Price $36,419.0 $29,589.0
    Average Financial Aid $29,969 $7,871
    Total Undergraduates 25314 8492
    Average SAT Scores 1250 - 1470 0 - 0
    Acceptance Rate 32 88
    Location 70 Washington Sq South 600 South Michigan
    City Name New York Chicago

    WARNINGS: Based on net price alone, Columbia College Chicago is the cheaper option. However, this sticker price may not adequately represent the difference in living costs between New York and Chicago. New York University is in a Mid-Atlantic and Columbia College Chicago is in a East North Central - sometimes off campus meals and housing costs can dramatically vary between schools.

    Is New York University or Columbia College Chicago Harder to get into? Which school is easier to get into?

    If you’re looking at acceptance rate alone, then New York University is more difficult to get into. However, each college is looking to fill its incoming class with a variety of students with different strengths, backgrounds, etc. Therefore, the acceptance rate alone is not a good indicator that New York University is a better school or will be more difficult for you specifically to get into. On the flipside, Columbia College Chicago is easier to get into based on acceptance rate alone.

    You can use the below college admissions predictor to determine your likelihood of acceptance at either school.

    What are your chances at New York University?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at New York University or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    How do New York University dorms compare to housing options at Columbia College Chicago?

    Both colleges provide on-campus living options. New York University charges for on-campus living, while Columbia College Chicago charges N/A for on-campus living. Most importantly, though, check out the video below for a sample of dorm tours at each school.

    How does New York University social life compare to Columbia College Chicago?

    It’s tough to understand the nuances of social life with data alone. That’s why we’ve brought in real student videos to show how New York University social life differs from Columbia College Chicago.

    The table below helps demonstrate the student body differences as well.
    New York University, % Columbia College Chicago, %
    White 33.71 55.16
    Hispanic 12.29 11.45
    Black 5.41 15.26
    Foreign 16.6 3.09
    Others 31 15

    How different is the New York University campus compared to Columbia College Chicago campus?

    The New York University campus is located in New York, NY and is characterized as City: Large (population of 250,000 or more). The Columbia College Chicago campus is located in Chicago, IL and is characterized as City: Large (population of 250,000 or more).

    Which school gives more financial aid?

    New York University provides $29,969 whereas Columbia College Chicago provides an average of $7,871.

    How does New York University academics compare to Columbia College Chicago?

    When analyzing academics between New York University and Columbia College Chicago we’ll look at both what current students are studying and also where they end up after graduation. After all, college should prepare you for a career! Analyzing each school’s outcomes is super valuable to understand the value of the degree.

    Majors New York University Columbia College Chicago
    Agriculture agriculture operations and related sciences N/A N/A
    Natural resources and conservation N/A N/A
    Architecture and related services N/A N/A
    Area ethnic cultural gender and group studies 32 9
    Communication journalism and related programs 336 229
    Computer and information sciences and support services 263 6
    Communications technologies technicians and support services 6 128
    Personal and culinary services N/A N/A
    Engineering 311 N/A
    Education 87 13
    Engineering technologies and engineering related fields 26 N/A

    Which is better: New York University or Columbia College Chicago?

    What are your chances at New York University?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at New York University or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    We’ve compared dorm life, costs, outcomes and more to provide the most complete comparison between New York University and Columbia College Chicago. But, you’re smart enough to know that numbers paint a terrible picture for truly understanding what each college and community is like. And, the real answer to which school is better is: the school that’s right for you. No matter who you ask, if they know what they’re talking about, the answer is the same: the “better” school is whatever is the best fit for you personally. That’s why it’s extremely important to check out all the videos on CampusReel for each school.

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