Columbia University

art design and architecture

18thQS World Ranking

Columbia University Background

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 the 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’.

Columbia University Programs, Courses, and Schools 

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 undergraduate 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.

Columbia University USP

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.

Columbia University  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)

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test
English

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

Composition in more extended forms. Survey of advanced techniques of contemporary composition. (Previously called Advanced Composition.) Additional hour to be arranged.

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

Music Composer, Singer, Music Player, Music Teacher

1st Jan

English

The course includes Introduction to music, including notation, written and aural skills, and basic conceptual resources of music theory. Exploration of scale, mode, rhythm, meter, texture and form, with reference to a diverse range of musics.

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

Music Composer, Singer, Music Player, Music Teacher

1st Jan

English

The dual MA degree program offers students a unique opportunity to learn from two of the best Art History graduate programs in the world. Students spend one semester at the partner institution during their second year.

GSAS Application, Transcripts or Academic records, Personal Statement, Resum or Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Test scores: GRE, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL

Conservator, Gallery Exhibition Officer, Curator, Heritage Manager

16th Mar

English

The Ed.D prepares students for positions in the Teaching and Supervision of Music in Elementary and Secondary Schools, the Teaching and Administration of Music in Early Childhood Settings, the Teaching of Music in Private Schools and Private Studios, the Teaching and Administration of Music in Colleges and Universities, and careers in Music and Interdisciplinary Areas, such as the Arts and Humanities,Special and Adult Education.

GSAS Application, Transcripts or Academic records, Personal Statement, Resum or Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Test scores: GRE, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL

Music Composer, Music Teacher, Singer, Club Dj

15th Feb

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: 7.5

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 the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Columbia University is $14,900 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: January 1

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

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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

4

Avg. GPA

95
%

Avg. Percentage

1500

Avg. SAT

* All cost are in USD