Columbia University

social sciences

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 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

Issues studied include the production, distribution, and consumption of resources; the acquisition and distribution of wealth; the choices and tradeoffs that result from the central problem of scarcity; the role of markets; the global marketplace; the role of the government in the economy; and the incentive effects of policies.

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

Credit Analyst, Financial Analyst,Policy Analyst, Market Research Analyst

1st Jan

English

"The requirements for a major in sociocultural anthropology reflect this expansiveness: 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 ANTH UN2005 The Ethnographic Imagination. "

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

Cultural Anthropologist, Socio Cultural Anthropologist, Ngo Worker, Teacher

1st Jan

English

Sociology is the study of associational life. In this sense, sociology is not the study of people; it is the study of relationships among people. Sociologists explore a wide range of human activity: from politics, technologies, and economies, to cities, culture, media, and religion

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

Advice Worker, Social Researcher,Youth Worker, Development Worker

1st Jan

English

This program uses methods of the social sciences, encompassing both qualitative and quantitative approaches to the study of communication and education. It asks in particular how education and other social systems change under the impact of new media.

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

Teacher, Public Relation Manager, Editor, Graphic Designer

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: 7.0

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