Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the University to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.
Columbia University Admissions Requirements
Coalition Application or Universal College Application
Application Deadline: 1st January.
Application Fee: $105
Acceptance Rate: 6%
Admission Interview: Recommended
Required Standardized Tests: Either SAT or ACT
SAT 1300 / ACT Composite (29)
SAT/ACT Score Deadline: February 1st
Scores from either the GRE or the GMAT
GRE 323/ GMAT 732/ GRE quantitative 163/ GRE verbal 160
Language Requirements for Columbia University
TOFEL IBT/ PBT: PBT- 600, IBT-100, with 25+ in each and 28+ in Speaking
IELTS: An overall score of 7.5 is mandatory.
Average Academic Score: Percentage – 90%, GPA – 3.8 out of 4.0
Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific requirements.
Ten Most Popular Majors at Columbia University
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
English Language and Literature/Letters
Mathematics and Statistics
Visual and Performing Arts
Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
Tuition Fee at Columbia University
Columbia University Tuition Fee: 63,520$ per year
University Scholarships Programs:
Columbia University Scholarship & Financial Aid
University offers scholarships, Grants, & work-study
International student contact
International Students and Scholars Office