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    Columbia University: Rankings, Courses, Admission, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Columbia University is a private Ivy Leage research university based in the beautiful, bustling city of New York. Established on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan the university now boasts of two campuses and affiliated colleges associated with its name. The university has ties with some other prestigious universities like Yale and MIT, opening doors for a broader curriculum and exposure. Columbia University admissions are most selective with an acceptance rate of 6%.

    The application deadline is January 1 and the application fee at Columbia University is $85. Half the applicants admitted to Columbia University have an SAT score between 1450 and 1570 or an ACT score of 33 and 35. 50% of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based scholarships at Columbia, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $59,297. Columbia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,245, with equal gender distribution.

    At this school, 92% of the students live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing and 8% of students live off-campus. In sports, Columbia University is part of the NCAA I. The student-faculty ratio at Columbia University is 6:1, and the school has 82.1% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular programs at Columbia University include: Social Sciences; Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction is 99%.

    COVID-19 Update: The Columbia University Visitors Center is closed until further notice. Classes are planned to continue virtually for the upcoming term. International students have been reassured that taking online classes does not affect their visa status.

    Columbia University Highlights

    Number of Academic Programs 60
    Total Endowment 12+ billion USD
    Student-Faculty Ratio 6:1
    Gender Breakdown 49% male;
    51% female
    International Student Population 16%
    International Student Population  15,000+
    Number of Countries Represented  152
    Nickname Lions
    Financial Aid for International Students Available
    Website www.columbia.edu

    Quick fact: 50% of the admitted students scored between 1480 and 1560 in their SATs

    Columbia University Top Programs

    Out of 42,500+ freshmen who applied for the class of 2023, only 2,247 were given admission. Apart from undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs offered by Columbia University, the university also offers special courses in - health professions, dual degrees, and exchange programs for students willing to study in US.

    Programs Fees per annum Application Deadlines
    M.Sc Computer Science $60,540 Fall: January 15, 2021
    Spring: November 1, 2020
    M.Sc Data Science $60,540 February 2021
    M.B.A $77,376 Early October 2020
    M.Sc Mechanical Engineering $60,540 November 1, 2020
    B.Sc Computer Science $61,850 Fall: January 15, 2021
    Spring: November 1, 2020
    Master of Public Health $58,764 Fall: January 15, 2021
    April 1, 2021
    June 1, 2021
    Master of Architecture $58,980 Fall: January 15, 2021
    M.Phil Psychology $58,764 December 2, 2020
    M.Sc Financial Engineering $58,764 January 5, 2020
    M.Sc Marketing $58,764 January 7, 2021
    M.Sc Business Analytics $58,764 February 15, 2020
    B.A Economics $58,920 December 1, 2020
    B.A Psychology $58,920 December 1, 2020
    M.Sc Financial Economics $60,912 January 5, 2020

    Columbia University Rankings

    Being one of the eight ivy-league schools in the US, the university is ranked at #3 in National Universities in the US, as per the US News Rankings for the year 2021.

    Mentionable rankings by several other university ranking systems place Columbia University at:

    • #6 in Best Value Schools in the US (US News 2021)
    • #19 by Global World Ranking (QS 2021)
    • #17 in World University Ranking (Times Higher Education 2021)
    • #1 among 115 Best Colleges for Philosophy in America (Niche.com)
    • #2 in Best College Libraries in the US (Princeton review)

    Columbia University Campuses

    • Being the home campus of Columbia university, Morningside Heights is known for its lower crime rates than the national US average.
    • As per Streetadvisor.com and Areavibes, Morningside Heights is safer than 67% of the cities in New York.
    • Several buildings on the campus are listed as National Historic Landmarks, including the Philosophy Hall or ‘the site of the invention of the FM radio’. Acquiring more than six city blocks, the Morningside Heights campus is spread over an area of 32 acres with other institutional centers nearby. Moreover, the university also offers education through its affiliated medical schools.
    • Manhattanville has been added to the Columbia University campuses since 2008 and cloaks about 17 acres of the city area.
    • Stretched over eight streets, the campus houses Columbia Business School, Jerome L. Greene Center, and School of International and Public Affairs buildings.

    Quick fact: With more than 12 million volumes, Columbia University has the eighth largest library system in the United States

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    Columbia University Accommodation

    Most of the Columbia University dorms are located in the Morningside Heights and Manhattan Valley neighborhoods. The university also has residence halls within 20 minutes from the campus, in Riverdale. Know more about Travel and Stay in USA

    • Hostel choices range from a single dorm room to 2 or even 3 bedroom suites.
    • Community specific housing at Riverdale offer parking and shuttle service to and from the campus
    • Riverdale’s International House or I-House offers fully furnished dormitories to students from various national backgrounds
    Apartment Type Average Rent (USD)
    1-Bedroom Share 1,000 
    2- or 3-Bedroom Share 1,220
    Single Dorm Room 1,080
    Shared Dorm Room 877
    Studio/Efficiency 1,607
    1-Bedroom 1,889
    2-Bedroom 2,266

    Columbia University Admission Process

    Where to Apply: Interested students can head over to the university’s official admission office page or use the Common Application.

    Application fee and deadlines: Being the biggest university in NYC, Columbia comprises more than 20 schools and colleges with different application deadlines and fees for each course.

    Name of College Course Application fee Application deadline
    Columbia College Undergraduate 85 USD January 1 
    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Graduate 115 USD Course-specific** 
    School of General Studies  Undergraduate 80 USD June 1
    Columbia Business School Graduate 250 USD Course-specific**
    Columbia Law School Graduate 85 USD Early February

    **- Applicants must check with the university website for deadlines.

    How to Apply for Columbia University

    The application process for Columbia University admissions can vary for each course. However, all international applicants need to submit the following -

    Test Score(s)
    TOEFL iBT 100
    TOEFL PBT 600
    IELTS 7.0 and above
    Duolingo English Test (DET) 120

    Refer to the college’s international admissions webpage to get further information on the same.

    Quick fact: Columbia has the 4th largest international student population among other US universities

    Columbia University Cost of Attendance

    According to the Columbia Chronicle, full-time students will notice a 2% increase in Columbia University tuition fee and housing cost for the third time in a row this fall. The cost of attendance at Columbia University can even add up to 70,000 USD per year for some courses.

    College  Course Tuition per semester (USD)
    Columbia College Bachelor in Engineering 29,460
    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences MA in Economics 35,554
    School of General Studies All courses 32,232
    Columbia Business School Master in Business Administration 38,688
    Columbia Law School LL.M. Program 34,948

    All current and incoming students are required to pay other fees like - fee for health insurance in the US, Student activity fee, registration fee, document fee, etc.

    Fee  Cost per term (in USD)
    Student activity fee 135
    Health insurance  584
    Registration fee 50-100
    Withdrawal fee 75

    Columbia University Scholarships

    Columbia University's financial aid package includes several options for those who are looking for scholarships to study in the US. Popular scholarships for international students include -

    Scholarship Availability Application required Amount award(in USD)
    Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship Available to women enrolled in Architecture, Business, Communication, etc.  Yes 10,000
    Northwest IB Scholarship Offered to the first 20 IB School Graduates  No 1,000 
    International Merit Scholarship Available to International freshmen students Yes 500 - 3,000 
    Business Studies Scholarship Available to Management, Economics, and Marketing students No 2,000

    Furthermore, there are several country-specific outside scholarships for international students. There are plenty of funding options for Indian students in USA and other countries.

    Columbia University Alumni Benefits

    According to a 2016 ranking of global universities for living graduates who are billionaires, Columbia ranked second, after Harvard.

    The Columbia Alumni Association has a separate portal dedicated to the health and betterment of the varsity alumni. With over 350,000 alumni population registered in the network, the university spares no effort to help its former students in any way it can. Few of the notable alumnae benefits are –

    • Insurance teamed up with nationwide to offer special savings on a wide range of insurance and financial solutions. 
    • Discounted shopping for books at Columbia University Press
    • Alumni and guest have access to on-campus accommodations at International House, Teachers College and off-campus at Columbia University Club of New York
    • Access to Alumni Bookshelf to browse books written by fellow alumni
    • Browsing and reading privilege at Columbia Libraries
    • Free subscription to Columbia Magzine
    • Free transcripts access from the Office of Registrar
    • Columbia Facilities access like Dodge fitness center, St. Paul’s Chapel, faculty house 

    Columbia University is the 5th oldest institute of higher education in US and has a tie-up with Caltech, Yale, and MIT and it provides a wide scope of opportunity so that the students gain exposure to a different curriculum as well. 

    FAQs

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate od Columbia university for international students?

    Ans. the university received more than 40,000 international applications. Out of these, 2,214 applicants received admissions in undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs. The undergraduate student body is composed of 21% of international students, belonging to 152 countries.

    Ques. What is generally the academic profile of students enrolled at Columbia?

    Ans. As per the class profiles of 2023 and 2024, 95% of the students who have been granted admission ranked in the top 10% of their recent/previous education. 2023 class profile had average SAT score of 1480-1560 whereas 33-35 ACT score range.

    Ques. Is there any application fee for Columbia Uiversity?

    Ans. Application fee varies as per curses: For undergraduate and postgraduate it is 85 USD while that of MBA at Columbia it is 250 USD.

    Ques. Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students at Columbia?

    Ans. Columbia University welcomes students from all kinds of socioeconomic backgrounds. It is dedicated to supporting students in need. The average financial aid award received by international students is USD 66,350.

    Ques. What are popular programs at Columbia University?

    Ans. The most popular programs at Columbia University include: Social Sciences; Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.B.A
    summer (1st Jun 2021)
    $77,376/Yr
    $77,376 /Yr
    M.Sc Computer Science
    spring (15th Nov 2021)
    Fee Due Date (Summer) (7th May 2021)
    Fee Due Date (Fall) (24th Sep 2021)
    Financial Aid (1st Oct 2021)
    $52,704/Yr
    $52,704 /Yr
    B.Sc Computer Engineering
    fall (1st Jan 2021)
    Early Decision (1st Nov 2021)
    Financial Aid (15th Feb 2021)
    $58,920/Yr
    $58,920 /Yr
    B.Sc Computer Science
    fall (1st Jan 2021)
    Early Decision (1st Nov 2021)
    Financial Aid (15th Feb 2021)
    $58,920/Yr
    $58,920 /Yr
    Ph.D Nursing
    fall (10th Dec 2021)
    $49,024/Yr
    $49,024 /Yr
    M.D
    fall (1st Dec 2021)
    $87,170/Yr
    $87,170 /Yr

    Master of Business Administration [M.B.A]

    2 years
    On Campus
    English
    Full Time
    USD 77,376/Yr
    Exam Scores: TOEFL100|IELTS7.5|GMAT726|GRE310
    Degrees Available: E.M.B.A
    Application Deadline: 01 Jun, 2021

    Master of Science [M.Sc] Computer Science

    1 year
    On Campus
    English
    Full Time
    USD 52,704/Yr
    Exam Scores: IELTS7|TOEFL101|GRE326
    Application Deadline: 15 Nov, 2021

    Master of Science [M.Sc] Data Science

    1 year
    On Campus
    English
    Full Time
    USD 50,496/Yr
    Exam Scores: TOEFL101|IELTS7|GRE326
    Application Deadline: 15 Jan, 2021

    Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Computer Engineering

    4 years
    On Campus
    English
    Full Time
    USD 58,920/Yr
    Exam Scores: TOEFL100|IELTS7.5|ACT31|SAT1410
    Options Available:
    Application Deadline: 01 Jan, 2021

    Master of Science [M.Sc] Business Analytics

    1 year
    On Campus
    English
    Full Time
    USD 50,496/Yr
    Exam Scores: TOEFL100|IELTS7.5|PTE68|GRE311
    Application Deadline: 15 Feb, 2021

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    Overall #11 out of 1200 in Global Ranking

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    College Rating

    Based on 7 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    8.9/10Academic
    8.4/10Accommodation
    9.0/10Faculty
    8.7/10Infrastructure
    8.6/10Placement
    3.4/10Social Life

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    9 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 placement
    -29 /10 extracurricular
    ma
    8.8 /10

    I was sure that I want to do my MBA from a really good and reliable institute that gives me good placements and Columbia business school is one of the few institutions that offer highly ranked unparalleled business programs like MBA so I started with my application process. The application fee was quite high but then I had to get admission into this college. So I happily spent my $200 on the application.

    Fees :

    The fee structure is well defined and yes of course it didn't take me by surprise when I saw the hefty fee amount. It's still less than many other institutions, my fee for a year here is around some $70000. I pay it in installments, twice a year and that goes for me, you can also pay it at once at the very start of the year.

    8 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    UR
    8.7 /10

    I always wanted to settle abroad so I asked a friend about the best college in NYC. As his brother was in the same college, he told me that it is one of the best colleges that provide masters in business administration. I had to pay $250 for the online admission form.

    Fees :

    The Tuition fee that I had to pay was about $78000 along with Mandatory Fees $4000.Health Services & Insurance $4,00, Books & Supplies $1000, Room & Board $22000 Personal Expenses $6000 and my total first-year budget was around $1,15,000. As I could not get any scholarship, I had to opt for a loan.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    KA
    6.8 /10

    I had a friend who recommended this college to me. So I decided to pursue my master's in clinical psychology from this college. I had filled an online application form through the college website and it cost me around $20. My good GPA in my bachelor's degree also helped me to get admission.

    Fees :

    My total tuition and fees had cost me around $22,000. My other expenses including books ,transporting had cost me around $3,000. I had availed financial aid from the college authority . I had also applied for the scholarship at the American Association of University Women.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    5 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    PN
    9.0 /10

    I was searching for the best value schools in the US where I found Columbia University. I was attracted to the infrastructure and a lot more things. I applied to the university online via their official admission page by paying an application fee of $85.

    Fees :

    I have to pay about $60000 for an academic year.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    FB
    10.0 /10

    Rich infrastructure and excellence in academic were the two major points which attracted me towards it. My grandfather also graduated from here in the field of applied physics. To start my journey I scheduled an interview that helped me with all the online admission processes and it was free of cost.

    Fees :

    The total fee is $77,000. This amount includes tuition fees, room, and board. But this amount sometimes becomes impossible to par for some students at a single time. University grants scholarships and also provide the facility of loan to the students.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    A
    8.8 /10

    It was the most prestigious school I was accepted into, and I really wanted to go to a smaller school in an urban setting. I looked into specific programs I was interested in and found one that fit my needs pretty closely, and I particularly liked the integrated bachelors and masters program offered.

    Fees :

    Tuition fee is around $80k a year and for me, around 80% of it is covered by financial aid. I also qualify for work study, which covers about 25% of what I have to pay. Financial aid is available for international students, however, their admittance isn't need-blind like national students. There are also many outside scholarships that are available to international students.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular

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    placement (average package)

    Some of the top recruiters were Apple, Dassault Systems, Facebook, Wayfair, Cohesity, EY, Gartner, PwC, and others.
    weighter salaries of MBA graduates was around $202,000. Executive MBA students were offered $194,000
    Graduate employability QS ranking (2020)- #21


    Graduate Employability THE Ranks- #1, QS Ranks- #4. Employment rate is over 89% with base salaries offered to B-school graduates of around 210,000 USD. E-MBA students were offered average of 200,000 USD/yr. Median salaries for the other departments combined was around 90,000 USD. 


    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 47; Annual ROI is 6.6%; Highest paying degrees along with their annual salary are Doctorate: 160,000 USD, BS: 128,000 USD; BA: 120,000 USD and PhD: 87,000 USD


    #1 Graduate employability QS rankings (2020)
    #3 Graduate employability THE rankings
    Over 55% UG and 82% PG students enter workforce. 
    Average salaries offered to baccalaureates $85,000
    Average salaries offer to masters graduates $112,000 
    Top recruiters: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, McKinsey & Co., Bain & Co. 


    With an ROI of 9.8%, UC Berkeley graduates are able to earn an average of 50,000 USD- 100,000 USD annually. Recruiters include Deloitte, Cisco, Microsoft, Apple, Accenture, Ford, KPMG, etc. hire UCB graduates. A few of the top paid UCB graduates are LLM students (200,000 USD), MBA (150,000 USD), Bachelors (150,000 USD), etc.


    Graduate Employability Rankings- #20 (QS, 2020); Top recruiters- University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Comcast Cable Inc., Amazon.com, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC); Highest paid degrees- MBA (175,000 USD), Masters in Finance (150,000 USD), PhD (147,000 USD), Executive Masters (145,000 USD), Bachelor of Science (124,000 USD). 


    Top recruiters include Yale University, Microsoft Corp, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente, etc. Graduates are able to earn an average salary of about 83,200 USD annually. Highest paid graduates are doctorates (151,000 USD) while lowest paid are Master of Science (80,000 USD). 92.4% of Yale School of Management graduates received job offers by 3 months of graduation, earning average annual salary of about 110,000 USD.


    The average salary of graduates is 93,000 USD per annum. Some of them are Amazon, IBM Corporation, Goldman Sachs Group, Raytheon Co., Microsoft, etc.
    Graduate Employability ranks (2020): #12
    MS: $277,000.
    MBA: $173,00.
    Masters in Finance: $113,000. 


    Best paying degree at Stanford University is Executive MBA with an average salary of 218,000 USD annually and the lowest salaries are of students with an LLM degree with 76,000 USD per annum. Graduates were offered around $140,000 average annual salaries
    Gradaute Employability Ranks (QS 2020): #2


    Highest paying degrees are Masters in Finance, LLM and MBA with an average annual salary of 150,000 USD, 148,000 USD and 146,000 USD respectively. Healthcare, executive management and legal & paralegal are the highest paying sectors. 


    84% undergraduates and 76% graduates of 2019 were employed with 3 months of graduation; Rest went for higher studies, business, internships, etc; Top employing industry was entertainment/media for undergraduates and education/teaching for graduates; Average salary offered is 72,000 USD per year. 


    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 64; Graduates are offered salary within a range of 77,000 USD to 145,000 USD per year. Annual ROI is 5.3%. Doctorate and MBA are highest paying degrees with average annual salary of 145,000 USD and 144,000 USD respectively. 


    Top Recruiters: A T Kearney; Accenture; Acuity Brands Lighting; Aerospace Corp; Akuna Capital; AT&T; Barry Wehmiller Design Group; BMW Manufacturing Co. etc. 75% of students get recruitment through the placement cell. 


    Average salary of university graduates is 98,000 USD per annum; Annual ROI is 6.8%; Top employers are Amazon, IBM, Apple, etc.
    Graduate Employability ranks (2020): #39. 
    Executive MBA: $169,000.
    Masters in Finance: $155,000.
    MBA: $140,000
    Masters: $100,000


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    application requirements

    Academic transcripts, 2-3 LORs, SOPs/ Essays, Resume, School report, Standardized tests, Proof of English language proficiency, Additional requirements (work experience, interview, research proposal, etc.)

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    LORs (usually three);
    SOP;
    Resume;
    Test Scores (such as TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GRE, etc.)

    Academic transcripts; Proof of English language proficiency; 2-3 LORs; SOPs; Resume; Personal Statement; Standardized test scores; Additional requirements (Digital portfolios, Writing samples, Research statements, etc.); Interviews (if required). 

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    Supplemental Form (for a few programs);
    LORs & SOPs;
    Essays;
    Portfolio (required for a few programs)

    Counselor recommendation, teacher evaluation, and midyear evaluations are mandatory along with the applications. 

    Resume, Portfolio, Essay, 2 LORs, Portfolio (for some programs)

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    LOR; SOP; GPA- 3.3 (percentage equivalent 86-89%). 

    UG applicants must have at least grade B+ (3.69 GPA on 4.0). Interviews are conducted for many UG programs. 

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    Columbia University Admissions

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Graduate
    GMAT740680800-
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS879-
    TOEFL110100120-
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score14901410157059
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing740700780-
    Mathematics750710790-
    ACT Check Detailed Score33313457
    English343335-
    Mathematics322935-

    Columbia University Acceptance Rate

    6.0 %

    acceptance rate

    556883

    total applicants

    33413

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    51.0%

    Male

    49.0%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    6.0%
    Total Applicants
    150016
    Total Enrolled
    9001
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    6.0%
    Total Applicants
    406866
    Total Enrolled
    24412

    Columbia University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Columbia University Enrollment
    33413
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    9001
    Graduate Enrollment
    24412
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    88.0%

    Attendance Cost

    $58,920

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $58,920 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $50,496 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,400 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $13,644 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,947 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $17,370 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses

    School

    Teachers College at Columbia University

    Address: 525 W 120th St, New York City, NY 10027

    Columbia Business School

    Address: 1125 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    Program wise accreditation
    Law Programs
    American Bar Association
    Medicine Programs
    Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    Dentistry Programs
    American Dental Association
    Language Programs
    Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    Nursing Programs
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    Nursing Programs
    Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    Nursing Programs
    Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    Physiotherapy Programs
    American Physical Therapy Association
    Programs
    Council on Education for Public Health
    Programs
    American Occupational Therapy Association

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    43704370--
    +1-212-854-2797
    TELEPHONE
    +1-212-854-1754
    TOLL FREE
    116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027
    ADDRESS

    Nearby This Campus

    • Book Store
    • Pharmacy
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport
    • Super Market

    Book Store

    Columbia University Bookstore0.14 km
    Book Culture0.35 km
    BAMBYNO PRODUCCIONES4.62 km
    Argosy Book Store5.04 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Edgewater City Place2.20 km
    Edgewater Towne Center2.22 km
    East River Plaza2.99 km
    stylemuse3.13 km
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    Super Market

    Fairway Market 86th Street3.39 km
    Fairway Market 74th Street3.40 km
    Trader Joe's3.63 km
    H Mart Ridgefield4.44 km
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    Pharmacy

    CVS Pharmacy1.76 km
    Purnendu P. Raval, Pharm3.24 km
    David J. Gibbs, RPh3.30 km
    Duane Reade3.64 km
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    Airport

    Palisades General Hospital Heliport3.12 km
    Yorkville Airport Svce3.39 km
    Beyer Airfield Services3.99 km
    Valera Global6.50 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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