116th Street and Broadway, New York, NY 10027 212-854-1754
http://www.columbia.edu ugrad-admiss@columbia.edu
About Columbia University
  • Year of Foundation 1754
  • Size of Campus 299 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 7,319
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state
Application
  • App. Deadlines Fafsa
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 35,166
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee 65
  • Enrollment No.
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.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 14
  • Other general policies smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 12
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Columbia Community Outreach, ColumbiaFest, YULE log lighting/Holiday; lighting ceremony, UMB Ethnic Festival, Safer Sex Awareness Week, Black; History Month, Orgo Night, Latino Heritage Month, Center for Jazz Studies Concerts, Distinguished Lecture Series,
  • Number of students in fraternities 14
  • Percent students who are frat members 15%
  • Number of honor societies N/A
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 11
  • On-campus religious organizations N/A
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 9%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport New York City (15), Newark, NJ (40)
  • Distance to nearest train New York City (4)
  • Distance to nearest bus New York City (4)
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 94%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 6%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (83%), sorority housing (1%), fraternity housing (4%), apartment for single students (6%), special housing for disabled students (5%), other housing options (1%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 31
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 60%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 34%
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 107,850
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 30
  • Counseling Services N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 600
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities 600,000 Rare Books; 26,000,000 Manuscripts
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 8,792,821
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number Of Subscriptions 65,650
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 1,800
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Computer Courses No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 20,000
  • Number Of Microforms 5,886,769
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 150
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Fordham University)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Manhattan College)