Applications & Admission Process

We greatly appreciate your interest in Columbia University. Columbia University comprises three undergraduate colleges and one close affiliate. Columbia College and Columbia Engineering are both served by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The School of General Studies (GS) is Columbia’s college for returning and nontraditional students. GS is also home to the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po. It maintains a separate admissions and application process. Barnard College, the independent women’s college affiliated with Columbia, also has an entirely separate admissions and application process.

The admissions process at Columbia is broad-based but highly selective. The Admissions Committee employs a holistic admission process in which every single application is given a thorough review, and there is positively no minimum grade point average, class rank, or SAT/ACT score one must obtain in order to secure admission to Columbia.

Please review our website to learn more, and please contact us or visit us if you have further questions.

Updates

Admissions and financial aid online document tracking is available for Transfer applicants. Online document tracking will be available until April 19, 2014 for Transfer applicants. More information

Admissions and financial aid online document tracking is available for Transfer applicants. Online document tracking will be available until April 15, 2014 for Transfer applicants. More information

Admissions and financial aid online document tracking is now available for Regular Decision and Transfer applicants. Online document tracking will be available until March 21, 2014, for Regular Decision applicants and April 15, 2014, for Transfer applicants. More information

Admissions online document tracking is now available for Regular Decision applicants. Online document tracking will be available until March 21, 2014. More information

If you are considering applying Regular Decision to Columbia College or Columbia Engineering, please note that we are extending our deadline for applications and all supporting credentials to 11:59 p.m. (your local time), Monday, January 6, given the challenges some applicants have experienced with the Common Application

Regular Decision applications to Columbia College and Columbia Engineering are due January 1, 2014. Candidates can apply through the Common Application or the Columbia First-Year Application. Read more

Online document tracking for Early Decision First-Year applicants is no longer available. Online document tracking will be available from February 10, 2014 until March 21, 2014 for Regular Decision applicants. More information