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Columbia Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to learn how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Columbia diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Columbia Student Population

30,135 Total Students
7,509 Undergraduates
16,294 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Columbia University in the City of New York?

Columbia total enrollment is approximately 30,135 students. 7,509 are undergraduates and 16,294 are graduate students.

Columbia Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Columbia undergraduate population is made up of 49% women, and 51% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Columbia Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 2,370
International 1,388
Asian 1,327
Hispanic 1,106
Black or African American 533
Multi-Ethnic 441
Unknown 302
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Columbia Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 56% of full-time grad students are women, and 44% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Columbia Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
International 6,379
White 5,124
Asian 1,909
Hispanic 1,067
Black or African American 760
Unknown 656
Multi-Ethnic 370
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 8

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
High Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

Columbia Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
International 10,522
White 9,233
Asian 3,922
Hispanic 2,560
Black or African American 1,544
Unknown 1,343
Multi-Ethnic 921
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 24

High Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Columbia University in the City of New York Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 9,158
Asian 2,432
Black or African American 2,042
Multi-Ethnic 235
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 33
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Columbia Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 16,094 female students and 14,041 male students at Columbia.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Columbia is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  93.26 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


More about Columbia faculty.

There are approximately 10,509 female teachers and 9,181 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

78.8% Out of State
19.68% Out of the Country

Columbia ranks 15 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

78.8% of Columbia students come from out of state, and 19.68% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  99 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 49 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
New York 268
California 206
New Jersey 111
Florida 77
Massachusetts 59

International Students at Columbia

Students from 144 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

Learn more about international students at Columbia.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
19.26% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  76.53 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Columbia, 19.26% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
25-29 10,516
22-24 7,378
30-34 4,036
20-21 3,189
18-19 2,677
35 and over 2,511
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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