Applicants for fall 2014 admission may now begin their application to Columbia University through the Common Application. We advise that you read the information below before completing your application.
- Application Instructions
Explore the requirements for first-year admission to Columbia College and Columbia Engineering.
- What Does Columbia Look For In a Candidate?
Learn about the holistic evaluation of candidates at Columbia and how the Committee makes decisions.
- The 2013-2014 Columbia Writing Supplement
Familiarize yourself with the Columbia-specific questions that are included with the Common Application.
- Required Standardized Testing
Review details on the standardized tests required for admission, which vary by school and applicant.
- Supplementary Materials
The Committee welcomes supplementary materials in science, engineering and the arts.
Interviews, when available, are conducted by alumni volunteers around the world and are not required for admission to Columbia.
Questions and Technical Support
For assistance with completing the Common Application, please reach out to the Common Application online applicant support team. Please note that the Columbia Admissions Office cannot provide technical assistance with the Common Application. For all other questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (212) 854-2522, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.