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Columbia University

Columbia University is a prominent Royal College and private research University in New York City, United States. It is the oldest higher education institute in the city and among the five oldest higher institutions in the US. It has a total enrolment of more than 33,000 students of which more than 6,000 students are undergraduates and more than 24,000 are postgraduates. Students can visit the official website of the University at  columbia.edu

Columbia University History

Columbia University's history started in the year 1754 as King’s College. It was founded by the Royal Charter under George 2nd of Great Britain. It was renamed Columbia College in 1784. The College shifted to Morningside Heights in the year 1896 and was again renamed Columbia University. 

Columbia University Programs, Courses, and Schools 

Columbia University schools include –

  • Columbia Law School 
  • Columbia Climate College
  • Barnard College 
  • Columbia Journalism School 
  • School of Social Work 
  • Mailman School of Public Health 
  • School of Nursing 
  • School of General Studies 

Columbia University programs include –

  • Anthropology 
  • Applied Analytics 
  • Ancient Studies 
  • Art Administration 
  • Astronomy 
  • Business 
  • Biophysics 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Computer Science 
  • Computational Biology 
  • Comparative Literature and Society 
  • Communications 
  • Climate and Society 

To know more about Columbia University programs, click here content/academics/areas-study

Columbia University Achievements

  • It ranked 8th in the world by ARWU. 
  • It ranked 22nd in the world by QS. 
  • It ranked 5th in the nation by Forbes.
  • It ranked 6th in the nation by ARWU. 

Columbia University USP 

Columbia University has accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It has academic affiliations with AAU, URA, NAICU, Space Grant, and 568 Group. The University campus is one of the most important research centers in the world. It provides higher education in a diverse campus environment with an innovative approach. It is not only known for its high-level academics and education but also its traditions and sports activities including Orgo Night, Tree Lighting and Yule Log Ceremonies, The Varsity Show, and many other events.  

Columbia University Notable Alumni

Columbia University notable alumni include –

  • Julia Stiles (Actress)
  • J. D. Salinger (Author)
  • Art Garfunkel (Singer)
  • Kathryn Bigelow (Filmmaker)
  • Amelia Earhart (Aviator)
  • Kate McKinnon (Actress)
  • Brian Dennehy (Actor)
  • Jack Kerouac (Novelist)
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Actor)
  • Lou Gehrig (Baseball Player)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Actor)
  • Hunter S. Thompson (Journalist)

Columbia University Infrastructure and Services

Columbia University Campuses 

Columbia University campuses are in Morningside Heights, New York, United States. Columbia Global Centres are in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Tunis, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Nairobi, Santiago, and Rio de Janeiro. The campus has more than 30 residence halls for students. The library of the University is one of the largest buildings on the campus. Students can access the gymnasium, sports complex, sports courts, cafes, and many other places. 

Columbia University Libraries  

Columbia University Libraries include Nicholas Murray Butler and Low Memorial Library. University Libraries is one of the largest single libraries in the Columbia University Library System. The library holds a collection of books, e-books, audio-visual resources, rare collections, magazines, and journals. The librarian supports students in academic matters. The library offers services including borrowing, printing, scanning, inter-library loan, and many others. 

Columbia University Housing Services 

 Columbia University housing services are offered by more than 30 residence halls on-campus. The housing team provides a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment for the students. Students can explore the fully furnished room that has the amenities including a table, chair, closet, wardrobe, dresser, and many others, Students can access the facilities including 24/7 security, parking, dining halls, community lounges, cable TV, internet, and many others. 

Columbia University residence halls include –

  • Broadway Hall 
  • Carlton Arms 
  • Carman Hall 
  • 47 Claremont Avenue 
  • East Campus 
  • Furnald Hall 
  • Harmony Hall 
  • Hartley Hall 
  • Hogan Hall 
  • John Jay Hall 
  • McBain Hall 

To know more about Columbia University housing, click here housing.columbia.edu/explore-residences

Columbia University Medical Services  

Columbia University medical facilities include –

  • Laboratory Testing 
  • Men’s Health Care 
  • Hormone Therapy 
  • Tobacco Cessation 
  • Travel Medicines 
  • Urgent medical Concern 
  • Stress Coping 
  • Nutrition Services 
  • Primary Care 

Columbia University Student Clubs 

Columbia University student clubs include –

  • Chinese Students Club 
  • Polish Club 
  • Glee Club 
  • Lion Dance 
  • Raas 
  • Bhakti Club 
  • Baha’i Club 
  • Anime Club 
  • Chess Club 
  • Games Club 
  • Smash Bros Club 
  • Sign Language Club 

Columbia University Location 

Where Exactly 

Columbia University's location is in New York City, United States. 

Different Campuses Location  

  • Morningside Heights Campus is at 116th and Broadway New York, NY 10027, US. 
  • Irving Medical Centre Campus is at 630W. 168th St. New York, NY 10032, US. 
  • Manhattanville Campus is at 125th and Broadway New York, NY 10027, US. 
  • Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory is at 61 Rte. 9W Palisades, New York 10964, US. 
  • Baker Athletics Complex is at 533W. 218th St. New York, New York 10034, United States. 
  • Columbia Global Centres is in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Tunis, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Nairobi, Santiago, and Rio de Janeiro.  

Top Landmarks, Top Companies, & Top Airports Nearby  

  • Saint Paul Chapel 
  • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine 
  • Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery 
  • Riverside Park 
  • Miller Theatre 
  • Peace Fountain 
  • Riverside Church
  • Tom’s Diner 
  • Apollo Theatre 
  • African American Wax Museum of Harlem 
  • Central Park 
  • General Grant National Memorial 
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Lion’s Head Tavern 
  • Corpus Christi Church 

Columbia University International Students Information 

Columbia University Courses Offered

Columbia University courses in the field include –

  • Anthropology 
  • Applied Analytics 
  • Ancient Studies 
  • Art Administration 
  • Astronomy 
  • Business 
  • Biophysics 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Computer Science 
  • Computational Biology 
  • Comparative Literature and Society 
  • Communications 
  • Climate and Society 

Columbia University Student Support  

Students get support from day one of their colleges. All students can reach out to the academic office or administrative office or the professors or any other staff member of the University if they need any help in any matters. Students get needed support in matters related to accommodation, academics, careers, jobs, tutoring, examination, financial aid, safety, or health. The team support students and connect students with other campus community. 

Columbia University Visas & Immigration Support 

Columbia University international students require student visas to study at the university and live in the US. All international students need an F-1 or J-1 type of student visa. ISSS office of the University has experts and advisors that provide international students with needed guidance in visa and immigration-related matters. I-20 and DS-160 is the visa eligibility form that is issued by the University to the selected candidates. After receiving these eligibility forms one can go ahead with the further visa process. 

Columbia University International Student Contact 

Columbia University international students can take support from the ISSS office at the University. To know more about it, click here https://isso.columbia.edu/

Columbia University Student Life 

Columbia University Student Society 

Some student societies of Columbia University include –      

  • Pre-Law Society 
  • Columbia Bioethics Society 
  • Brazilian Society 
  • Mixed Heritage Society 
  • French Cultural Society 
  • Ferris Reel Film Society 
  • Columbia Vegan Society 
  • John Jay Debate Society 
  • Architecture Society 
  • Columbia Queer Business Society 
  • Economics Society 

Columbia University Sports & Fitness

 Columbia University sports facilities are as follows –

  • Dodge Fitness Centre 
  • Schiller Court at Levien Gymnasium 
  • Percy Uris Natatorium 
  • University Gymnasium 
  • Baker Athletics Complex 
  • Campbell Sports Centre 
  • Archery Facilities 
  • Women’s Golf Facilities 
  • The Armory 
  • Van Cortlandt Park 
  • Overpeck Park 
  • Columbia Fencing Room 
  • Chrystie Field House 

Columbia University Health & Wellness

Columbia University has a health and counseling center that is committed to the physical and mental health of the students. Students get primary to urgent health care facilities. The counselors provide therapy and individual counseling for the mental health-related matters of the students. Students can do various recreational activities to sustain their well-being including swimming, gym, dance, yoga, and many others. 

Columbia University Residential Life 

99% of graduates and 94% of undergraduates students the vibrant residential life of the University. The students get a safe, peaceful, secure, and friendly environment for the students. Students can explore academics and extracurricular activities in the residences. They get connected with the campus community and build lifelong bond of friendships. Students can enjoy movies, outings, shopping, and dinners with their friends. 

Columbia University Food & Drinks 

  • Lenfest Café 
  • Blue Java Café 
  • John Jay Dining Hall 
  • JJ’s Place 
  • Ferris Booth Commons 
  • Blue Java Lerner 
  • Chef Mike’s Sub Shop 

Columbia University Short Term Getaways, Weekend Getaways

  • Saint Paul Chapel 
  • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine 
  • Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery 
  • Riverside Park 
  • Miller Theatre 
  • Peace Fountain 
  • Riverside Church
  • Tom’s Diner 
  • Apollo Theatre 
  • African American Wax Museum of Harlem 
  • Central Park 
  • General Grant National Memorial 
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Lion’s Head Tavern 
  • Corpus Christi Church 

Columbia University Part-Time Jobs 

University offers two types of part-time job opportunities for students. One is the federal work-study programs and another is the casual on-campus jobs. lion share is an application-based job portal where students can get job information. Students get hired in the positions of tutoring services, libraries, fitness centers, academic resource centers, and many other departments of the University. To know more about it, click here columbia.edu/resources/getting-job-campus

Student Safety at the Columbia University

Crime Around the Area

The campus area is quite safe and secure for the students and offers a peaceful atmosphere to study. Students can roam around the campus and city as well. Students can also report a crime or complaint if they experience it. The Lion Safe application is also there to assist students virtually in safety matters. Students can contact the office of public safety or request a guard service in time of emergency.   

The safety and security of the office include –

  • CU EMS 
  • Safety Escorts Program 
  • On-Demand Evening Shuttle 
  • Fingerprinting 

Good Safety Score 

New York is known as one of the safest cities in the US. The crime rate is the 24th lowest in the nation. 

Columbia University Famous Courses 

  • Anthropology 
  • Applied Analytics 
  • Ancient Studies 
  • Art Administration 
  • Astronomy 
  • Business 
  • Biophysics 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Computer Science 
  • Computational Biology 
  • Comparative Literature and Society 
  • Communications 
  • Climate and Society 

Columbia University Campus Recruitment 

Process – Placement interviews are the most common way to get a perfect career opportunity. The office of career services arranges multiple placement interview programs at the time of placement. Many employers and companies came across the campus to find a suitable employee for their firm. After the placement tests and interviews, students get a job offer.

Famous companies that recruit directly from the Columbia University

  • Carta 
  • FBI 
  • Google 
  • Foodology 
  • Goldman Sachs 
  • Citi 
  • Facebook 
  • Amazon 
  • American Express
  • Deloitte Consulting 
  • J.P Morgan Chase & Co. 
  • Kearney 
  • Techstars 
  • Wipro Limited 
  • Ripple 
  1. Median Earnings 5 Years After Graduation – $150,000
  2. Median Earnings 3 Years After Graduation – $72,000
  3. Employed 3 Years After Graduation – More than 95%
  4. Employed 12 Months After Graduation – 95%

Columbia University Brochures and Application 

Students can directly apply through the link, here columbia.edu/content/admissions

Download the University brochures, here columbia.edu/brochures

Columbia University Application Requirements

Bachelors 

  • Online Application Form 
  • Application Fee (85 USD)
  • School Mark Sheet 
  • Personal Essay 
  • LOR 
  • English Proficiency Test Score 
  • IELTS (7.0)
  • TOEFL (100)
  • Duolingo (120)

Masters 

  • Online Application Form
  • Application Fee (85 USD)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Personal Essay
  • LOR
  • English Proficiency Test Score 
  • IELTS (7.0)
  • TOEFL (100)
  • Duolingo (120)

Columbia University Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

Columbia University Application Requirements

3.8
GPA
40
IB
90
Percentage
7%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into top universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Columbia University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 7.

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Columbia University Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors:$58,980

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Columbia University Deadlines

Bachelors: January 1

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

Columbia University Rankings

Global

6
US News
22
QS
7
Shanghai
11
Times Higher Education
16
Guardian
9
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
3
US News
10
QS
6
Shanghai
11
Times Higher Education
14
Forbes
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