Columbia

Columbia University

116th St & Broadway, New York, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,054
  • Class Notes
    774
  • Textbook Notes
    43
  • Study Guides
    237
  • Currently Enrolled
    223
  • Previously Enrolled
    741

Overview of Columbia University (Columbia)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,231
    • Men:3,226 (51.8%)
    • Women:3,005 (48.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (Columbia)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Columbia University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
-
-
History
3
4
Academic Electives
3
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
116th Street and Broadway
City, State, Zip
New York, NY  10027
Phone
(212) 854-2522
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$85
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
6% of 37,389 applicants were admitted
Women
6% of 20,431 applicants were admitted
Men
7% of 16,958 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,405 (62%) of 2,263 admitted students enrolled
Women
703 (62%) of 1,143 admitted students enrolled
Men
702 (63%) of 1,120 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
730-800 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
88%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
720-780 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
84%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
2%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
92%
• Score 24 - 29
8%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Columbia)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $57,208 (77.12779582867081%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,618 (18.359780513124722%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,246 (1.6798565515753712%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,101 (2.8325671066290967%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Columbia University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is E00485
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
791 (56.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
719 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
719 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
719 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$59,830
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 709 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $56,504
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 519 (72.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,675
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 52 (7.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,341 (53.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,143 (94.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,143 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,943 (93.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$58,630
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,118 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $53,879
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,465 (78.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,251
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 102 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Columbia)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
14,019,594

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
460
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Columbia University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


99.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


87.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


92.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


95.0%

Programs & Majors (Columbia)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (78)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Atomic/Molecular Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biopsychology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Engineering, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Executive Master of Health Administration, Master of Philosophy, Master of Science in Social Work, Master of Health Administration, Executive Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Science, Master of Public Health, Master of International Affairs

Master's Programs of Study (149)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Archives/Archival Administration
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Database Systems
  • Developmental Biology
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Engineering
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Physics
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Research
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pathobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Real Estate
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages
  • Russian
  • Science Education
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (Columbia)

Location & Geography

Population


8,244,910

Nearest Metropolitan Area


36 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
New York City
Nearest Bus Station
New York City
Nearest Train Station
New York City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


93% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


7%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Columbia blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Archery
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Archery
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, squash

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Columbia University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, community service, cultural organizations, performing arts, athletics, publications

Sororities


16% of women participate

Fraternities


24% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,231

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,231
Women
3,005
Men
3,226

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 2.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 26.4% Asian
  • 13.7% Black/African-American
  • 14.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 40.3% White
  • 2.3% Unknown

International Students


15.6% from 93 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources (Columbia)