76points

Columbia University

62points

University of Sheffield

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Columbia University vs University of Sheffield

Columbia University
University of Sheffield
Columbia University
University of Sheffield

Why is Columbia University better than University of Sheffield?

  • 125 more years since its establishment
    1754vs1879
  • 55 higher position in U.S. News World's Best Universities ranking
    11vs66
  • 96 higher position on Times Higher Education ranking
    14vs110
  • 114 higher position in ARWU universities ranking
    8vs122
  • Is a member of the Ivy League

Why is University of Sheffield better than Columbia University?

  • 30974$ lower tuition required
    14054$vs45028$
  • 22104$ lower tuition required from international full-time students
    22924$vs45028$
  • 3844$ lower cost of room and board
    7652$vs11496$
  • 7 more medical facilities
    8vs1
  • 9446 more undergraduate students
    17720vs8274
  • 6935 more post-graduate students
    7047vs112
  • Has a museum
  • 602 higher dormitory capacity
    5802vs5200

Key facts and rankings

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General info

1.year established

1754

1879

The university's long history can indicate excellent traditions and more resources. Source: university's official website, 2018.

Best

University of Oxford

1096

2.number of partner universities

150

47

Number of partner universities and research institutions shows how big are students' opportunities for exchanges and conducting research abroad. Source: university's official website, 2018.

Best

University of Rome La Sapienza

914

3.academic staff

3662

1209

Number of academic staff. Data is obtained from national agencies such as National Ministry of Education, National Bureau of Statistics, National Association of Universities and Colleges, National Rector's Conference.

Best

University of British Columbia

10186

4.endowment

7.6$ billion

0.06$ billion

A financial endowment is a transfer of money and/or property donated to an institution. In the United States, the endowment is often integral to the financial health of educational institutions. Alumni or friends of institution sometimes contribute capital to the endowment. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

Best

Harvard University

32$ billion

5.highly cited researchers

41

6

The number of highly cited researchers in 21 subject categories. These individuals are the most cited within each category. Thomson Reuters, which did the data crunching for THE, combed through 6 million journal articles published over a five-year period, and then calculated how many times those articles were cited by other scholars. Source: Thomson Reuters, 2018.

Best

Stanford University

103

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Admissions

1.enrolled students

28824

24767

Enrolled students include both undergraduate and graduate students. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

Best

University of Rome La Sapienza

128963

2.graduate students

112

7047

A high number of Masters and PhD students can indicate that the university has a research focus. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

Best

University of Barcelona

36036

3.undergraduate students

8274

17720

Undergraduate education is an education level taken in order to gain one's first tertiary degree. When you're studying at bigger university you have better possibilities of networking and usually an access to better resources. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

Best

University of Rome La Sapienza

108648

4.percentage of female students

51%

51%

Percentages of female and male students show how balanced the university is regarding gender. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

Best

United Arab Emirates University

75.7%

5.enrolled international students

25%

24%

The percentage of international students among all students show if the university is attractive abroad and the level of diversity. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

Best

London School of Economics

52%

6.number of applicants

25834

28965

A high number of applicants can indicate that a university is in high demand and has a good overall image and reputation.

Best

University of Indonesia

100000

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Facilities

1.cost of room and board

11496$

7652$

The approximate cost of room and board per academic year. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

Best

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

0$

2.medical facilities

1

8

Source: university's official website, 2018.

Best

University of California, San Francisco

34

3.library collection

12311766

1300000

With a bigger library collection, the university can offer more books, magazines, online resources, etc. to its students. Source: university's official website, 2018.

Best

Australian National University

65500000

4.sports facilities

10

6

Source: university's official website, 2018.

Best

Texas A&M University

30

5.dorm capacity

5200

5802

The number of students that can be hosted in dormitories. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

Best

University of California, Los Angeles

25147

6.Has university dormitories
Columbia University
University of Sheffield

The university has its own halls of residence available for students. These can provide an exciting social life, and sometimes work out cheaper than private accommodation.

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Rankings

1.position on Times Higher Education ranking

14

110

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual ranking published by the British magazine “Times Higher Education”. Information is supplied by Thomson Reuters and provides performance based data. Main ranking indicators are based on the universities' core missions- teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Best

California Institute of Technology

1

2.U.S. News rank

11

66

The U.S. News World's Best Universities rankings, based on the QS World University Rankings, evaluated schools in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, China, and more, and identified these to be the world's top universities. Source: U.S. News, 2018.

Best

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1

3.ARWU rank

8

122

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution. Source: ARWU, 2018.

Best

Harvard University

1

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Honors

1.Nobel laureats staff

60

3

Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2018.

Best

Harvard University

66

2.Nobel laureats alumni

22

2

The total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Alumni are defined as those who obtain bachelor, Master's or doctoral degrees from the institution. Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2018.

Best

University of Cambridge

78

3.Is a member of the Ivy League
Columbia University
University of Sheffield

The Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Source: university's official website, 2018.

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Tuition & Aid

1.tuition fees per year

45028$

14054$

Tuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to the annual fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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Aarhus University

0$

2.tuition fees per year for international students

45028$

22924$

Tuition payments, known primarily as tuition, refer to a fee charged for educational instruction during higher education. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

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Weizmann Institute of Science

0$

3.tuition fee growth rate

4.5%

2.67%

A lower growth rate for tuition fees indicates that the cost of studying at the university is not increasing too quickly year on year. Source: university's official statistics, 2018.

Best

University of Heidelberg

-100%

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