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Entry Level program

Program Facts and Figures

Accreditation

The Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, telephone 703-706-3245, email accreditation@apta.org; website http://www.capteonline.org

The College of Physicians & Surgeons is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

Enrollment Satistics

Class of

2014

2015

2016

Age Range
21-48
21-33
21-35
Male/Female Ratio
25-75%
26-74%
25/75%

Race/Ethnicity

 

   
  • White
79% 69% 76%
  • Asian
17% 17% 19%
  • Hispanic
2% 5% 2%
  • Black or African American
2% 2% 0%
  • Bi-Racial
0% 7% 3%
  • In-State
23% 26% 21%
       
Geographical Areas      
  • In-Sate
23% 26% 21%
  • Out-of-State
69% 74% 79%
  • Canadian
6% 0% 0%
  • Foreign
2% 0% 0%
 

 

   


Admissions Statistics

Class of
2014
2015
2016
Number of Applicants
394
402
460
Number/Percentage Invited for Interview
169 (43%)
165 (41%)
184 (40%)
Number/Percentage Accepted
110 (65%)
110 (67%)
110 (60%)
Number/Percentage Matriculated
54 (49%)
60 (55%)
57 (52%)


Mean GPA and GRE Scores

Class of
2014
2015
2016
Mean Undergraduate GPA
3.59
3.58
3.59
Mean Science Prerequisite GPA
3.50
3.55
3.55
Mean Verbal Reasoning GRE
157 (560)
158 (580)
159 (590)
Mean Quantitative Reasoning GRE
151 (640)
152 (660)
154 (690)
Mean Analytical Writing GRE
4.5
4.5
4.5
   


Undergraduate Majors (Classes 2014-2016)

Class Of 2014 2015 2016
Biological/Physical Sciences/Engineering 19% 27% 30%
Exercise Science/Kinesiology/Movement Science 24% 15% 16%
Psychology/Other Social Sciences/Humanities 12% 8% 6%
Health Sciences/Pre PT/Athletic Training/Nutrition 8% 9% 10%
Dance/Performing Arts 6% 5% 5%
Business/Accounting/Economics 4% 5% 5%
Public/International Health 2% 5% 3%
Dual majors and mixed disciplines 25% 26% 25%
Graduate Degrees 4% 5% 6%



Graduation Statistics

Class of
2014
2015
2016
Number Admitted
54
60
57
Number Graduated/Anticipated
51
58
55
Attrition Rate
2 (6%)
2 (4%)
2 (4%)%


Licensure Exam Pass Rate*

Class of Columbia Average Score NY State Average Score National Average Score
2011 671 641 655
2012 658 640 656
2013 694 666 674
   

Percent Pass Rate

Class of Columbia NY State National
2011
100%
81%
89%
2012
100%
79%
89%
2013
95%
87%
90%

 

*Federation of State Boards, PT/School Report

Employment Rates*

Class of
2011
2012
2013
Within 3 months of graduation
100%
100%
100%
Within 6 months of graduation
     
Percent who took a position at one of their affiliation sites
50%
48%
45%
Entered into a residency program immediately post-graduation
4%
7%
4%
   

*Taken from the program's End of 3-Year Graduation Survey

 

Student Achievements

Class of
2012
2013
2014
  # Students    
Research Poster Presentations at Combined Sections Meeting, APTA      
  • As a 3rd Year Student
13 18 16
  • 1 yr Post-Graduation
3 3 6
Publications with Faculty      
  • As a 3rd Year Student
9 4  
  • 1 yr Post-Graduation
  4  
       

Student-Faculty Research has been nominated for the following awards:

  • Dorothy Briggs Scientific Inquiry Award (2011)
  • Orthopedic Section Research Poster Award (2012 and 2013)

Publications have appeared in the following journals:

  • Family and Community Health
  • J. Bodywork and Movement Therapies
  • J. Occupational Therapy
  • J. Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • J. Rehabilitation Research
  • J. Student Research
  • J. Women's Health
  • Pediatric PT
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physiotherapy Canada