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Overview

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 Recognized as an Online College Leader

TBS has recognized Columbia University as a leading of online education in the area of science & engineering for having several ranking online programs, offered by the following departments:

Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering, part of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Applied Science at Columbia University, offers of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in the biomedical engineering field. The department serves students with world-class faculty and research labs, curricula that prepare students for careers in areas such as biotechnology and biomedical imaging, and online course and program options.

Through the Columbia Video Network LMS, the Department of Biomedical Engineering offers an online degree program featured in the following ranking:

Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, part of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Applied Science at Columbia University, offers of undergraduate, and graduate doctoral degrees in the civil engineering field. Students in the program prepare for a variety of civil engineering careers in niche areas such as structural analysis and design, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering and management, and environmental engineering. Students benefit from access to research labs and active research projects, as well as online program options.

Through the Columbia Video Network LMS, the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics offers anonline degree program featured in the following ranking:

Columbia Video Network

The Columbia Video Network, the online LMS of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University offers a wide array of online master's degree, online doctorate degree, and online certificate programs in various engineering fields, as well as MOOCs. Students may pursue online degrees in topics such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. Students earning degrees through CVN benefit from the flexibility of online education and online resources combined with Columbia's quality.

In collaboration with the departments of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Columbia Video Network offers online degree programs featured in the following ranking:

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, part of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Applied Science at Columbia University, offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in the mechanical engineering field. Through a blend of core, specialization, and professional courses, students in the department prepare to enter or advanced in diverse mechanical engineering careers, in areas such as biomechanics, robotics, energy systems, and micro/nanoscale engineering. Students benefit from access to research programs and labs, as well as online program options.

Through the Columbia Video Network LMS, the Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an online degree program featured in the following ranking:

Columbia University Tuition, Accreditation, and Admissions Info

Tuition

Undergraduate and graduate tuition varies by the number of program points each student pursues and their program of choice.

Accreditation and Approvals

Columbia University is regionally accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Admissions

The Columbia University acceptance rate is just under 7%. 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.

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Online Degrees Offered

Columbia University offers online undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates through its schools of:

Columbia University Rankings on TBS

Columbia University Online Programs

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