Columbia University Ranking Profile

Columbia University is a top ranking private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.

Undergraduate education at Columbia is offered through Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. SEAS offers programs to both undergraduate and graduate students who undertake a course of study leading to the bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in engineering and applied science. The School of General Studies of Columbia University is the finest liberal arts college in the nation, and is home to the oldest and largest Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program in the United States.

Ranking Profile:

- Tied for 8th place (with Chicago and Duke) in the 2010 rankings of national universities, compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

- 3rd in the ranking of education schools; 4th among Best Graduate Law Schools; 4th for English Graduate Programs; 7th for History Graduate Programs; 21st for its graduate engineering programs; 9th for MBA programs; 10th for Best Medical School (Research) (US News 2010).

- 7th globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- Ranked 11th among the world's best institutions by QS World University Rankings™ (2009). In addition it is ranked in the global top 10 for Social Sciences (10th) and Arts & Humanities (10th).

- 4th for Best Graduate Social Work Programs (USNWR 2009).

- The School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) Master's program (policy area) is ranked 5th nationally (Foreign Policy magazine, March/April 2009 issue).

- 6th in the US News Ranking of Top Schools for Public Health (2008).

- Rated 10th among the top 100 global universities by Newsweek (2006).

- 1st in the U.S. among national research universities by the Center for Measuring University Performance.

- Columbia's Institute of Human Nutrition is ranked 1st, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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