Founded in 1754, Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the world's leading research institutions and home to 6,000 undergraduates studying in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering.

The nation's oldest and most revered Core Curriculum unites all Columbia undergraduates by providing a common intellectual framework in literature, philosophy, history, science, art and music.

Columbia Engineering develops future engineering leaders combining a technical education with the best of the liberal arts and with a focus on civic engagement and entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate students have immediate access to internships and research opportunities. Located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, Columbia offers the rare combination of a beautiful campus and college neighborhood in the middle of a global metropolis. Our dynamic community includes Ivy League athletics and a thriving arts scene.

A commitment to diversity of every kind is a longstanding Columbia hallmark. We believe cost should not be a barrier to pursuing your educational dreams.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; Specialist Institution

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 5%
  • Average ACT range: 33-35
  • Average SAT range: 2160-2330 (with writing included)
  • Test optional?: No
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Planning; Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $80,339


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Fencing; Women's Fencing; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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