Professors lead every departmental level course at Columbia. In the Core Curriculum, full-time professors teach the vast majority of the courses with select advanced graduate students leading some sections.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the female to male ratio at Columbia?
Columbia is approximately 51% male and 49% female between the two undergraduate schools.
How often do professors teach courses?
Are students required to be on a Dining Plan?
All first-year students are required to be on a Dining Plan, but enrollment after the first year is optional.
What majors are offered in Columbia College?
How available are research opportunities?
Since Columbia is a major research institution distinguished across a wide variety of fields and subfields, research opportunities are plentiful for students who wish to begin research immediately.
What is the difference between a major and a concentration?
The purpose of the major or concentration requirement is to give each student the experience of doing sustained and advanced work, including individual research, in a field of special interest. A major consists of intensive study in one department involving the satisfaction of a variety of requirements; a concentration demands fewer departmental course points or requirements than a major.
How do I get Dining Dollars and Flex dollars?
Dining dollars and Flex Dollars can be purchased at the beginning of the term when paying the yearly bill and can be added to the account throughout the year.