We receive many emails from students after they submit their application to Columbia, so we’ve gathered the following information to help answer questions and reduce some of the stress that applicants may be feeling.
Information Sessions, Campus Tours, and Class Visits will not be available from Wednesday, November 21, until Tuesday, January 22, due to Final Exams and Winter Break. Visitors are welcome to use our mobile-friendly Virtual Tour as a supplement to self-guided tours during that time.
Live Well | Learn Wellaims to create a campus culture that values and promotes individual well-being and a healthy community for undergraduates at Columbia University, and offers a website that serves as a resource for students.
A centerpiece of Columbia’s Year of Water programming is WATERLICHT, a site-wide, large-scale light installation by Dutch artist and innovator DaanRoosegaarde. Propelled by LED lights and lenses, WATERLICHT illuminates the power and poetry of water, while bringing awareness to both the overabundance and scarcity of Earth’s most precious resource.
Programs of study, from Earth and Environmental Engineering to Creative Writing to Urban Studies
From the Lion's Mouth
“I get to believe in and live the fountain of youth 28 times every semester. Seeing the world as we saw it when we were in college is a fantasy for most people. Being a faculty member at a place like Columbia allows me to live that fantasy every day.”