Columbia University

Campus Description

Located in the world's most international city, Columbia University offers to a diverse student body a broad and solid foundation in the liberal arts, sciences, and engineering. Joint degree programs also take full advantage of the University's other divisions on the undergraduate and graduate level. The pace and excitement of New York influence many aspects of life on campus, but students nonetheless enjoy a residential collegiate atmosphere on the 36-acre campus. Housing is guaranteed for four years of undergraduate study.

Undergraduate Admissions, 212 Hamilton Hall, MC 2807, 1130 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027


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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, First Professional


Varsity Sports: NCAA Division I: Women: archery, basketball, cross-country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, volleyball. Men: baseball, basketball, crew, cross-country, fencing, football, golf, rowing (heavyweight & lightweight), soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, wrestling.
Intramural Sports, Coed: basketball, flag football, racquetball, shooting, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, volleyball.
Club Sports: Women: rugby, ultimate water polo, volleyball. Men: lacrosse, rugby, ultimate water polo, volleyball. Coed: aikido, archery, badminton, ballroom & Latin dance team, boxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, capoeira, cricket, cycle racing, dance team, equestrian, figure skating, floor hockey, go ju ryu, hiking, hockey, Japan karate, judo, kayak, kendo, kickboxing, kung fo, masters swim, moy yee martial arts, racquetball, rock climbing, road runners, sailing, shaolin kung fu, shotokan karate, ski racing, squash, surf club, swing dance, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo.

Clubs and Activities

Columbia University offers hundreds of social, religious, cultural, academic, athletic, political, literary, pre-professional, public-service, Greek, and other organizations. See for more details.

Featured Programs

BA/JD; BA/MPA; BA/MIA; BA/BS in engineering.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 6,102 (Full-time: 3,160 men, 2,942 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): Not available
SAT verbal range: 700 – 790
SAT math range: 700 – 800
ACT range: 32 – 35

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American12%Not available
% Asian22%Not available
% Hispanic / Latino12%Not available
% White, Non-Hispanic34%Not available
% American Indian / Alaskan Native2%Not available
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0%Not available
% International / Nonresident Alien14%Not available
% Two or more races0%Not available
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity4%Not available

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$53,000 per year. See for fees.
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$12,860 per year
Room Only:
$7,696 to $9,824 per year

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- January 1, November 1 early decision; spring- n/a
Transfer Applications:
fall- March 1; spring- n/a

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
fall- November 15 early decision; spring- March 1 regular decision
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
spring- March 1

Application Requirements

Common Application and Columbia Writing Supplement or Coalition Application; Secondary School Report with transcript and counselor recommendation; SAT or ACT; 2 letters of recommendation; essay.
Average Financial Aid Package: