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Columbia University in the City of New York

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Address: 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Description Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the most reputable oldest institutions of higher education in America. It, like other universities of the Ivy League, is famous for high quality of educational services, traditions, and a large number of world-class scientific research. In addition, Columbia University provides an elite culture and a truly international environment.

Founded in 1754, today, the university has two dozen faculties. Three have the status of the best in the country (law, business, journalism). More than 27.5 thousand students study at the university, 23% of them are foreign students. The university continues to actively develop. Special attention is paid to gifted students. 

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Columbia University in the City of New York

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07.09.2015 -10.06.2016
from 22 645 $ / semester

Short information about four-year program of basic higher education.

Studying under the programs of Undergraduate school is held at the Columbia College, the women's Barnard College (the only one in the country). Bachelor students are offered a wide choice of courses in natural sciences, art, music, history, philosophy, literature. Also, basic higher education programs are available at the faculties of applied sciences and engineering, humanitarian disciplines. The studying takes place in the classrooms (theoretical modules), laboratories, research centers, and the library.

  • Student age: 18+
  • Start dates: annually.
  • Requirements for enrollment: school certificate with an evaluation of the last 4 grades, ACT (32-35) or SAT Reasoning Test (2150-2320), academic recommendations (from 2 teachers), SAT Subject Test, IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 language certificate, essay, motivation letter, creative portfolio or confirmation of the results of sports achievements (if available), successful interviews at the university.
  • The result of the studying: obtaining a diploma in the chosen specialty, the opportunity to stay in the US for the purpose of employment on equal terms with citizens of the country.
07.09.2015 -10.06.2016
from 12 500 $ / semester

Short information about program of postgraduate education, calculated for 2 years of studying on the chosen profile.

Master's programs at Columbia University in New York are offered by the faculties:

  • Legal (one of the most prestigious in the US);
  • Journalism;
  • Arts and sciences (master's programs in the natural sciences, humanities, social fields);
  • Art (Columbia University creative laboratory: music, theater, film, painting, etc.);
  • Urban planning, architecture;
  • Social work (future employees of public and private specialized institutions receive education here);
  • International relations;
  • Health department (faculty named after Meilman);
  • Dentistry;
  • Nursing.

The learning process involves studying compulsory, selective subjects, conducting research (participation in projects), internships in companies of the appropriate profile.

  • Student age: 21+
  • Start dates: annually.
  • Requirements for admission: Bachelor's degree (average grade is 4.8 and higher), academic recommendations (from two university professors), IELTS 7.0 language certificate (TOEFL 100), resume, essay, motivation letter, GRE or GMAT exam results (according to the specialty), confirmation of the financial ability to pay for tuition at the master's level.
  • The result of the studying: obtaining high-quality education, a prestigious profession, the opportunity to become an expert in the world labour market specialist, to make a career in the US or any other developed country, to provide income level of $ 62,000 per year USA.

Accommodation, housing and food

University students are given the opportunity to live on campus in the first 4 years of study (Bachelor's degree). Freshmen are accommodated in residences located in the South Lawn area. Students of senior courses can choose rooms in dormitories or one and two-bedroom apartments. Accommodation on the Columbia University campus is possible during the school year (September - May). Complex meals in the university are not provided. Students can cook on their own or eat in cafeterias, canteens on campus.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : African Studies (Columbia College), anatomy, Ancient Studies , anthropology, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (PhD), Applied Physics (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science), Archaeology and Anthropology BA (Hons), architecture, art, Art history, Arts Administration and Cultural Management, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures , astrophysics, Bilingual/Bicultural Education, biochemistry, Bioethics (School of Professional Studies), biology, Biomedical Engineering (MEng) (Hons), Biostatistics (PhD), Bookkeeping, Business (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences), Business and management, Cellular Physiology and Biophysics, Chemical Engineering (MEng) (Hons), chemistry, Civil Engineering (MEng) (Hons), Climate and Society (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences), Clinical Psychology (Teachers College), Cognitive Studies in Education, Communications (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences), Computational Biology , Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Science (Barnard College), Dental Sciences (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences), Drama and Theatre Arts , Earth Science BSc, East Asian Languages and Cultures , ecology, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology , Economic and Political Development Concentration , Energy and Environment Concentration, Engineering and Management Systems , English literature, epidemiology, Executive Program for Nurses , Family and Community Education, Film (School of the Arts), Finance and economics, French, german language, history, International Human Rights Law (MSt), linguistics, management, marketing, medicine, music, Natural science, pharmacology, philosophy, politics, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, Spanish Literature, surgery, Theatrical art

Events Columbia University in the City of New York

The study time at Columbia University is determined by the features of the course and program. Lessons can take place in the first, second shift. Any program leaves students enough time for leisure activities.

Active social life is one of the features of the university. In the university, a lot of extracurricular programs are offered to the attention of students of all courses. In circles and communities of interest, students can develop creative abilities. Directions of theatrical art and music are especially popular. Columbia University is rightly proud of its orchestra, one of the best in New York.

Practically unlimited opportunities for sports are provided. Students are offered cross, baseball, wrestling, squash, tennis, golf, fencing, basketball, swimming (including scuba diving), American football, volleyball, field hockey, orienteering.

The students plan the excursion program independently. Consultation on directions and routes can be obtained at the student council.


  • Columbia University is ranked among TOP-10 universities in the world.
  • The university is conveniently located, covering an area of ​​13 hectares in one of New York's most prestigious neighborhoods - Manhattan.
  • Columbia University provides an impeccable quality of education. The level of academic preparation is determined by achievements of graduates. Columbia University is proud of 94 Nobel Prize winners, 101 - Pulitzer (the sphere of journalism). In addition, the graduates of this university are 29 heads of state, 20 richest people on the planet.
  • Excellent accommodation conditions are created in the university campus. Higher education apartments are offered in the residences of the university.
  • Active development of students is facilitated by active social life. On the campus there are more than 250 societies and student clubs. Also, the university offers a variety of options for active, creative leisure.
  • Studying at the university is an obvious career prospect. In the first half-year after graduation, 95% of yesterday's students are given a decent job in their specialty.
  • Studies at the university take place in a multinational environment (the contingent is made up of representatives of 57 countries), which contributes to the development of important communication skills in modern society.

Equipment Columbia University in the City of New York

The Columbia University campus occupies 6 Manhattan quarters. It includes educational buildings with interactive classrooms equipped with auditoriums, standard and apartment dormitories, sports infrastructure (from athletic halls and pools to open fields, grounds, courts), administrative buildings, recreation areas and etc.

A library is also opened on the campus. It is fully integrated, has more than 10 million copies of scientific literature, 100,000 publications, journals. The electronic library is one of the largest in the United States.

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Columbia University in the City of New York reviews

Hello! Will it be possible to enter the budget in 2024? If not, how much will it cost to study as an architect?
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Nicole, good afternoon! Up-to-date information can be provided no earlier than one and a half years before the start of training.
Manager SMAPSE
Nicole, good afternoon! Up-to-date information can be provided no earlier than one and a half years before the start of training.
Good afternoon! Tell me, please, in 2018 will there be a summer school at Columbia University? How complex and lengthy is the process of preparing and submitting documents to this school? How does the summer school process go? Employment of the educational process, sports, group activities?
Good afternoon! Thank you for your question! To request a program, we need to make a request, for this we ask to send a copy of the first page of the passport, tell us more about the level of education now, if you have a certificate of English, please send it to Looking forward to your reply!

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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