- New York's oldest institution of higher learning, and the fifth-oldest U.S. university.
- The main campus features four performing and visual arts venues, a chapel, and a green market that serves students and Upper West Side residents.
- Co-founded Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the country's first research hospital.
A leader in higher education for more than 250 years, Columbia University encompasses two campuses in New York City, along with a state-of-the-art medical center and observatory facility. Online learning at Columbia includes degrees, non-degree programs, and certificates, in both traditional and emerging fields such as environmental science and sustainability, and health information technology. Columbia's online division features hybrid options and MOOCs, alongside full undergraduate and graduate programs; each provides an accessible professional education opportunity to all students. The university also hosts an ongoing public speaker series on the future of online education, free for students and faculty with a valid university ID.
Columbia University's Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info
Accreditation and Approvals
Columbia University is regionally accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Undergraduate and graduate tuition varies by the number of program points each student pursues and their program of choice.
Admission prerequisites and application requirements for Columbia University vary by program. Generally, undergraduate applicants must submit official high school transcripts and official transcripts from any prior college coursework, along with SAT or ACT scores. Additional application materials include an autobiographical essay and two letters of recommendation.
Graduate admission requirements typically include official college transcripts, a resume, a recommendation letter, and a personal statement. Some programs require submission of a portfolio. Many require submission of GMAT or GRE scores.
- Student Population: 32,429
- Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 6:1
- Percentage Receiving Grant or Scholarship Aid: 50%
- Founded: 1754
- Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- Full-Time Freshman Retention Rate: 97%
- Required Standardized Test(s): SAT, ACT, GRE, and/or GMAT
- Public/Private: Private, nonprofit
- Graduation Rate: 95%
- Address: West 116 St and Broadway, New York, New York 10027
- Phone Number: (212) 854-1754
- Social Media: Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram; YouTube
Online Degrees Offered
Columbia University offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates through its schools of:
- Engineering and applied science
- Social work
- Professional studies
- Arts and sciences
- Earth Institute
- Columbia University Medical Center