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18thQS World Ranking

Founded as Kings College in 1754, Columbia University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the New York State and the fifth oldest in United States of America. The American Revolution brought the functioning of the college to a halt. However after eight years it reopened under the new name ‘Columbia’.

Presently the Columbia University campus is located at 116th Street and Broadway.  It is a private Ivy League research university and offers a range of courses in various disciplines. It comprises of more than 20 schools conferring under graduate and graduate degrees- School of Architecture, School of Arts, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Barnard College, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia College, School of Dental Medicine, School of Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, School of General Studies, International and Public Affairs, Jewish Theological Seminary, School of Journalism, School of Law, School of Nursing, School of Professional Studies, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, Teachers College and Union Theological Seminary.

There are more than 8,500 undergraduate students and 21,000 students in postgraduate programs. The acceptance rate of the university is 7% and the need-based aid system meets 100% of the students’ demonstrated need.

Notable Alumni: Barack Obama (44th President of the United States), Katie Holmes (American actress), David Rockefeller (American banker who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation)

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The undergraduate major in Film Studies is scholarly, international in scope, and writing-intensive. Students choose to major in Film Studies if they want to learn more about the art form, from technology to cultural significance, want to work in the film industry, or are interested in a major that combines arts and humanities

The Common Application or The Coalition Application, Autobiographical information, Personal essay, Lists and descriptions of a student s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities, Official High School Transcript, Two Teacher Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, TOEFL of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test), IELTS of 7.0

Broadcast Journalist, Ux Designer, Magazine Journalist, Information Officer

1st Jan

English

The coursework includes debates in study of Africa or another approved introductory lecture course,African civilization,theory and culture, Five additional courses on Africa, such as: South African Literature and Culture: Apartheid and After; East Africa and the Swahili Coast; or Pan Africanism

The Common Application or The Coalition Application, Autobiographical information, Personal essay, Lists and descriptions of a student s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities, Official High School Transcript, Two Teacher Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, TOEFL of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test), IELTS of 7.0

Translator, Linguist, Language Teacher, Writer

1st Jan

English

Students enrolled at Columbia College, SEAS, Barnard, and the School of General Studies may apply for early admission to the M.A. program in East Asian Languages and Cultures and begin their M.A. coursework in their senior year while completing their undergraduate degree.

The Common Application or The Coalition Application, Autobiographical information, Personal essay, Lists and descriptions of a student s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities, Official High School Transcript, Two Teacher Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, TOEFL of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test), IELTS of 7.0

Social Worker, Translator, Interpreter, Foreign Analyst

NA

English

"The requirements for a major in archaeological anthropology are broadly similar to the sociocultural major: 30 points in courses offered within Anthropology, including within these 30 points the three required courses ANTH UN1002 ""The Interpretation of Culture, ANTH UN2004 Introduction to Social and Cultural Theory, and ACLG UN2028 Pasts, Presents & Futures: An Introduction to 21st Century Archaeology. "

The Common Application or The Coalition Application, Autobiographical information, Personal essay, Lists and descriptions of a student s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities, Official High School Transcript, Two Teacher Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, TOEFL of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test), IELTS of 7.0

Archaeologist,Archivist,Museum Technician,Editorial Assistant

1st Jan

English

The astronomy major provides a basis for further study in the field, but is also designed to be compatible with liberal arts students who pursue other careers and those wishing to combine astronomy with related sciences other than physics, such as chemistry or geology.

The Common Application or The Coalition Application, Autobiographical information, Personal essay, Lists and descriptions of a student s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities, Official High School Transcript, Two Teacher Recommendations, Test scores: ACT, SAT, TOEFL of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test), IELTS of 7.0

Computer Programmer, Aerospace Engineer, Observatories,Planetarium Officer

1st Jan

a) Common Application or Coalition Application

b) $85 application fee or fee waiver request

c) Official high school transcript and Mid-Year Report

d) Two letters of recommendations and One high school counselor’s recommendation (For engineering applicants, one must come from a math or science teacher)

e) Essay

f) Official SAT/ACT scores

g) Typical SAT scores: 2180 and 2340 on the Former SAT- Math, Critical Reading, and Writing (2180-2340), ACT Composite: (32-35)

h) Average GPA 3.00

i) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

j) TOEFL: PBT- 600, IBT-100, IELTS: 7.0

k) Acceptance rate: 6% (2016)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

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

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Columbia University is $14900 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

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

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Columbia University Stats

27940

Students

8410

Undergraduates

19530

Postgraduate

4000

Faculty Strength

6

Student Faculty Ratio

7
%

Acceptance Rate

$
59985

Tuition Fees

$
14900

Living Cost

$
2525

Other Fees

95
%

Avg. Percentage

1530

Avg. SAT

29

Avg. ACT

* All cost are in USD