Overview of Ranking

By Times Higher Education and Wall Street Journal, Columbia University was categorized as the 2nd college among the U.S. colleges for 2017. In the same year, Columbia University was ranked as 2nd among the Ivy League schools. Besides, by the U.S. News and World Report, Columbia University was ranked as the 3rd among the U.S. national universities for 2018.

Individual schools and colleges of Columbia University were also nationally ranked by the U.S. News & World Report for the edition of 2018. Columbia Law School was categorized for 5th, the Mailman School of Public Health as 5th, the College of Physicians and Surgeons for 6th for research, the School of Social Work as for 5th, the Graduate School of Arts for 6th, Columbia Business School as 6th, Teachers College for 7th, the School of Nursing tied for 5th. It was 9th in the doctorate nursing program. Also, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (for the graduate program) was categorized as 11th.

Academic Ranking

In 2017, Columbia University was ranked 8th in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Q.S. World University Rankings as of 18th in the world and 14th globally by Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Also, U.S. News and World Report categorized it as 8th in the world. Academic Rankings by other organizations also include the Graduate School of Architecture, as well as Planning and Preservation N 2, and its Graduate School of Journalism N 1.

Professional Ranking

In 2015, Columbia University was ranked as the first in the state by an average of professors' salaries. In 2011, the Mines ParisTech Professional Ranking World Universities ranked Columbia University as the 3rd best University for forming CEOs in the U.S. and as the 12th worldwide.

Nobel Prize

Between the years 1996 and 2008, Columbia University won Nobel Prizes, of whom 9 are the faculty members, and one is an adjunct senior of a research scientist - Daniel Tsui. Another is a Global Fellow - Kofi Annan. The faculty of Columbia University was awarded the Nobel Prize, including Richard Axel, Tsung-Dao Lee, Robert Mundell, Orhan Pamuk, Martin Chalfie, Eric Kandel, Edmund S. Phelps, Joseph Stiglitz, and Horst L. Stormer.

Honors and Awards

Other honors and awards won by faculty consist of 30 MacArthur Foundation Award winners, around 43 National Academy of Sciences Award winners, about 4 National Medal of Science recipients, 20 National Academy of Engineering Award winners, 143 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Award winners, along with around 38 Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Award recipients.


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