Columbia University

journalism and media

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

Designed for the student who is interested both in media organization and management and in business communications, the dual program requires the completion of 17 courses in the Business School curriculum and the M.S. program of two consecutive terms in the Journalism School.

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

Journalist, Business Owner, PR Specialist, Editor

15th Jan

English

The Journalism School and the School of International and Public Affairs(link is external) offer a program leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Journalism and Master of International Affairs. A minimum of two years is required for the course work, and the student may spend the first year at either school.

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

International Public Officer, Journalist, Copywriter, Diplomat

15th Jan

English

This joint program between the Journalism School and the School of Law(link is external) permits students to earn both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Science degree in journalism over seven semesters.

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

Journalist, Lawyer, Live Interviewer, Consultant

15th Jan

English

This program enables qualified candidates to receive two master s degrees, one from the Journalism School (M.S.) and the other from the Department of Religion (M.A.), in two years of study. In the first year, students complete the journalism program, including the Covering Religion seminar or a comparable course.

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

Religion Preacher, Theologist, Journalist, Newswriter

15th Jan

English

The main purpose of the program is to train students, as journalists, in the substantive understanding of subject matter. The School of Journalism s MS program offers concentrations in the types of news media; the MA program offers concentrations in realms of knowledge.

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

Journalist, Teacher, Researcher,Public Relation Officer

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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Regional

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