Columbia University

ethnic studies

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 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

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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

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For students already committed to another major discipline, the East Asia Studies concentration offers students an excellent way to gain valuable historical understanding of the East Asia region, as well as located knowledge about specific countries in their cultural and social formations.

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

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Introduction to Italian Literature I and II (ITAL UN3333-ITAL UN3334) provides an overview of major authors and works in the Italian literary tradition from the Middle Ages to the present;

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

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The coursework includes Islamic Civilization, asian humanities, theory and culture, Five additional courses on the Middle East, such as: Arabic Self-Narratives; Central Questions in Islamic Law, Palestinian-Israeli Politics and Society, or Epics and Empires.

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

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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