Columbia University is a private institution that was founded in 1754. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,162, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 36 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Columbia University’s ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 3. Its tuition and fees are $59,430 (2018-19).
Located in New York City, Columbia is comprised of three undergraduate schools – Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of General Studies – as well as a number of graduate and professional schools, including the highly ranked Business School, Teachers College, Law School and College of Physicians and Surgeons. The university also has a well-regarded College of Dental Medicine and graduate Journalism School. Columbia offers a wide range of student activities, including about 25 Greek chapters, and more than 90 percent of students live on campus. Columbia is affiliated with Barnard College for women, the Union Theological Seminary and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Distinguished alumni include John Jay, founding father and first Supreme Court chief justice, and former President Barack Obama. Columbia also administers the Pulitzer Prizes.
Which borough in New York City is Columbia located in?
Columbia University’s main campus is located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, situated in the Morningside Heights neighborhood. The Columbia University Medical Center – home to the medical, nursing, dental and public health faculties – is located in northern Manhattan in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
What are the admissions criteria for Columbia?
Prospective first-year students can apply to Columbia using The Common Application or the Coalition Application. For more specific information on application requirements for both domestic and international students, see the Applying section of the Columbia University profile page. According to the university’s website, Columbia takes a holistic approach when reviewing applications. This means admissions officers look at more than just students’ grades and test scores, including their extracurricular involvement, recommendations and other factors, such as family circumstances.
When does Columbia release early decision admissions notifications?
Early decision applications to Columbia are due by Nov. 1, and according to the university’s website, students will receive an admission decision in mid-December. According to U.S. News data, 21 percent of early decision applicants were admitted to Columbia for the 2016-2017 academic year. Regular decision applicants will be notified of their admission status by April 1.