Tuition Increase

Almost one in five (18%) of the undergraduates in the combined College and Engineering class of 2022 are Pell Grant recipients. That marks a 20 percent increase above the percentage (15%) enrolled in the incoming class of 2013, the first group for whom Pell data was reported.  

We take pride in—and are committed to sustaining—this socio-economic diversity and the contributions it makes to undergraduate education at Columbia. The cornerstones of this effort are need blind admissions, meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need, the replacement of loans with grants, and expenditure of more than $122 million this past year on grants to undergraduates.