|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
Columbia University in New York City is one of the country's most prestigious Ivy League institutions. Columbia's faculty and alumni include some of the country's most notable authors, performing artists, politicians and scientists. In addition to offering a broad range of rigorous academic programs, Columbia boasts a vibrant student life.
Undergraduate majors span the humanities, the sciences, and the liberal, fine and performing arts. Graduate programs encompass an equally diverse range of disciplines, such as:
- Creative Writing
- Civil Engineering
- Architecture Planning and Preservation
- Historic Preservation
Columbia is also home to one of the nation's finest teaching hospitals, which offers medical degrees with a wide variety of specializations, including:
- General Medicine
Columbia faculty and alumni include highly successful authors, musicians, actors and scholars. Many have won Academy Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, Nobel Prizes and other prestigious awards and distinctions. Many alumni have also served in high political positions.
Campus activities include more than 150 cultural, creative, political, academic and special interest organizations. Columbia is also home to performing and fine arts groups and activities. In the city of New York, students can also find some of the world's greatest theatres, concert halls, museums, restaurants and shopping.
To apply for undergraduate admission, applicants must submit an online application, along with transcripts, two or three recommendation letters, ACT or SAT scores and an essay. Graduate programs have individual requirements. Admission to all of Columbia's programs is highly competitive and less than 10% of applicants are generally accepted.
Columbia awards the full range of financial aid awards, including need-based federal and state grants, work-study and loans. In addition, Columbia provides resources on outside scholarships and loans. Veteran's benefits are also available.
43% of students gave Columbia University in the City of New York 4 stars overall.
Please do not waste your money on this program. They are very pretentious with no real substance to back this up. They rely on reputation to keep roping students in.
During my time at Columbia, I had so many amazing experiences, mainly due to the vibrant nature of the city, the rigorous clinical schedule, limitless access to cultural events, and meeting new people. Columbia and NYC as a whole were the major draws for me.
Columbia University in the City of New York
West 116 St and Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||7,967|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||28,139|
- Latino: 16%
- African American: 9%
- Caucasian: 47%
- American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
- Asian: 17%
- Unknown and Other: 11%
|American Indian or Alaska native||1%|
|Unknown and Other||11%|
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