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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

STARS v1.1

Columbia University

New York, NY, US

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired Allie Schwartz Nov. 30, 2012 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 24,563
Number of Undergraduate Students 7,366
Number of Graduate Students 17,197
Full-time Equivalent Employees 17,329
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size 7,650,000,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 42.44
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 38.12
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 19.44
Percentage of students that are On-line only Not Available
Gross square feet of building space 16,464,845.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds Not Available
Acres of undeveloped land 65.0
Climate region Mixed-Humid

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School Yes Yes
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health Yes Yes
Veterinary School No No
Satellite Yes Yes
Hospital Yes No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No
Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Complete
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Complete
Compost Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.