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, 2019, and 2020.

Admissions Statistics

Class of 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020  
Number of Applicants 460 395 520 443 435  
Number/Percentage Invited for Interview

184/40%

144/37%

169/33%

117/26.4%

172/40%

 
Number/Percentage Accepted 110/60% 114/80% 108/64% 102/23.02% 79/18%  
Number/Percentage Matriculated 57/52% 69/61% 83/77% 73/16.47% 67/15%  

Enrollment Statistics

Class of 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Class size 56 69 83 73 66
Age Range 21 - 35 22 - 36 20 - 41 21-41 20-35
Male/Female Ratio 25/75% 16/53 24/59 21/52 15/51
Race/Ethnicity
White
Asian
Hispanic
Black or African American
Bi-Racial
Other
South Asian
No indication

76%
19%
2%
0%
3%

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


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


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


58%
20%
7.4%
0%
2.9%
1.4%
4.4%
4.4%

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%


23.8%
73.1%
1.4%
1.4%

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


3.61
3.47
156
155.6
4.3

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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23%
10%
10%
10%
3%
3%
0
41%

 

Graduate Degrees 6% 1% 5% 4% 3%
Program Merit Scholarship Recipients 56% 58% 35% 42.4% 47%

Graduation Statistics

Class of 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number Admitted 57 69 83 73 66
Number Graduated/Anticipated 55 65 -- --  
Attrition Rate 2 (4%) -- -- --  
Average 2015-2016 graduation rate: 98%          

Licensure Exam Pass Rate *

Class of 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2020
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 of 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Within 3 Months of Graduation 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Within 6 Months of Graduation 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Average 2015-2016 employment rate: 100%