Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Columbia is centrally located with easy access to all that New York City has to offer, from the Statue of Liberty (pictured) to Times Square to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and much more.
Columbia has been inspired by the global rise of voices reacting to recent violent acts of anti-Black racism and standing up for equality and justice. Columbia Undergraduate Admissions supports students who are responding to and peacefully protesting against systemic racism and violence against the Black community.
Due to ongoing standardized testing disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia is adopting a one year test-optional policy for first-year applicants to Columbia College or Columbia Engineering for the fall of 2021.
We invite prospective students and families to visit our new Virtual Visit web page, where you will be able to register for virtual information sessions, experience virtual tours of our campus and New York City, connect with current undergraduates at academic panels and learn more about the Columbia community.
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.
research institutes and centers, including a wide range of world-class laboratories
From the Lion's Mouth
“My academic experience at Columbia, tackling one of the most challenging series of courses that I’ve ever taken, has ultimately been extremely rewarding and revolutionary. I’ve become a stronger, more capable student because of it.”