Columbia University

public affairs and law

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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SIPA s Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree prepares you for executive jobs that aim to develop free market economies, create better global security, and strengthen political bonds.

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

Civil Service Officer, Executive Director, Program Analyst, Education Administrator

1st Jul

English

The Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) Program provides opportunity and encouragement for distinguished scholarship through advanced seminars and colloquia, facilities for independent research, and the advice and guidance of members of the Faculty of Law

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Justice, Lawyer, Barrister, Leagl Consultant

15th Feb

English

A Columbia Law School education prepares students for leadership roles in academia, the judiciary, business and corporate practice, public service, human rights advocacy, and other legal and non-legal fields.

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

Paralegal, Barrister, Civil Lawyer, Corporate Lawyer

15th Feb

English

M.A. Politics concentration get deep instruction in political theory, political systems and historical context, learning how to test conventional wisdom and place each new development in its appropriate context. They also study the essential institutions that govern politics, in the U.S. and around the world

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Political Leader, Lobbyist, Political Scriptwriter, Consultant

9th Jan

English

The Master of Public Administration is designed to develop public affairs professionals who understand the increasingly complex issues shaping local and national policies, and who have the analytical and managerial skills to apply their knowledge to real world situations.

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

Civil Service Officer,Executive Director,Program Analyst,Education Administrator

5th 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: 7.0

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