Who We Are

The program recruits outstanding students with rich and diverse backgrounds as evidenced by the following facts and figures. See also composites for Classes of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Admissions Statistics

Class of201620172018 2019
Number of Applicants460395520443
Number/Percentage Invited for Interview

184/40%

144/37% 

169/33% 

117/26.4%

Number/Percentage Accepted110/60%114/80%108/64%  102/23.02%
Number/Percentage Matriculated57/52%69/61%83/77% 73/16.47%

Enrollment Statistics

Class of2016201720182019
Class size56698373
Age Range21 - 3522 - 3620 - 4121-41
Male/Female Ratio25/75%16/5324/5921/52
Race/Ethnicity
White
Asian
Hispanic
Black or African American
Bi-Racial
Other
South Asian

76%
19%
2%
0%
3%

71%
16%
6%
1%
1%
5%


72%
16%
4%
4%
2%
2%


65%
19%
7%
1%
6%
--
2%

Geographical Areas
In-State
Out-of-State
Canadian
Foreign

21%
67%
0%
0%

28%
71%
1%
0%

27%
79%
1%
2%


28%
69%
1%
2%

Admission Statistics
Mean Undergraduate GPA
Mean Science Prerequisite GPA
Mean Verbal Reasoning GRE
Mean Quantitative Reasoning GRE
Mean Analytical Writing GRE

3.59
3.55
159 (590)
154 (690)
4.5

3.53
3.37
156.3
155.4
4.34

3.480
3.398
155.98
155.54
4.1

3.560
3.451
154.8
156.0
4.27
Undergraduate Majors
Biological / Physical Sciences / Engineering
Exercise Science / Kinesiology / Movement Science
Psychology / Other Social Sciences / Humanities
Health Sciences / Pre PT / Athletic Training / Nutrition
Dance / Performing Arts / Communications
Public / International Health
Business / Accounting / Economics
Dual Majors and Mixed Disciplines

30%
16%
6%
10%
5%
3%
5%
25%

39%
35%
8%
6%
8%
0%
4%
4%

32%
27%
19%
7%
10%
2%
1%
2%

32%
38%
10%
12%
4%
3%
1%
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Graduate Degrees6%1%5%4%
Program Merit Scholarship Recipients56%58%35%42.4%

Graduation Statistics

Class of2016201720182019 
Number Admitted57698373 
Number Graduated/Anticipated55------ 
Attrition Rate2 (4%)------ 
Average 2015-2016 graduation rate: 98%     

Licensure Exam Pass Rate *

Class of20122013201420152016 
Columbia Average Score
NYS Average Score
National Average Score
658
640
656
694
666
674
698
665
676
701.2
NA
680.9
699.3
NA
682.4
Percent Pass Rate
Columbia
NY State
National

100%
79%
89%

95%
87%
90%

100%
88%
92%

100%
NA
98.6%

100%
NA
96.3%
* Federation of State Boards of PT/School Report
Average 2015-2016 pass rate: 100%

Employment Rates

Class of20122013201420152016 
Within 3 Months of Graduation100%100%100%100%100%
Within 6 Months of Graduation 100%100% 100%100%100%
Average 2015-2016 employment rate: 100%     

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