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 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Admissions Statistics

Class of 2019 2020 2021
Number of Applicants 443 435 448        
Number/Percentage Invited for Interview

117/26.4%

172/40%

145/32%        
Number/Percentage Accepted 102/23.02% 79/18% 105/23%        
Number/Percentage Matriculated 73/16.47% 67/15% 66/15%        

Enrollment Statistics

Class of 2019 2020                                    
Class size 73 66                                    
Age Range 21-41 20-35                                    
Male/Female Ratio 21/52 15/51                                    
                                         
Race/Ethnicity                                        
White 65% 58%                                    
Asian 19% 20%                                    
Hispanic 7% 7.4%                                    
Black or African American 1% 0%                                    
Bi-Racial   2.9%                                    
Other 6% 1.4%                                    
South Asian 1% 4.4%                                    
No Indication 2% 4.4%                                    

 


 

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


28%
69%
1%
2%


23.8%
73.1%
1.4%
1.4%

                                   
                                         
Admission Statistics
                                       
Mean Undergraduate GPA 3.560 3.61                                    
Mean Science Prerequisite GPA 3.451 3.47                                    
Mean Verbal Reasoning GRE 154.8 156                                    
Mean Quantitative Reasoning GRE 156.0 155.6                                    
Mean Analytical Writing GRE 4.27 4.3                                    
 
 


 

                                   
Undergraduate Majors                                        
Biological/Physical Sciences/Engineering 32% 23%                                    
Exercise Science/Kinesiology/Movement Science 38% 10%                                    
Psychology/Other Social Sciences/Humanities 10% 10%                                    
Health Sciences/Pre-PT/Athletic Training/Nutrition 12% 10%                                    
Dance/Performing Arts/Communications 4% 3%                                    
Public/International Health 3% 3%                                    
Business/Accounting/Economics 1% 0                                    
Dual Majors & Mixed Disciplines 0 41%                                    
 
 

 

                                   
Graduate Degrees 4% 3%                                    
Program Merit Scholarship Recipients 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%