Columbia is committed to meeting 100% of the demonstrated financial need of all students admitted as first-years or transfer students pursuing their first degree, regardless of citizenship status. Undocumented students, regardless of DACA status, are not eligible to receive federal and state financial aid, so we meet their need entirely from Columbia funding.
What is the international population at Columbia?
Including the entire University, Columbia has the fourth largest number of international students of any college or university in the U.S.
Among the undergraduate students in the 2015 fall entering class:
- Percentage of international students for the Class of 2019: 19%
- Number of countries represented in the Class of 2019, by citizenship and places of schooling: 65
- Top countries represented include: China, Canada, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, United Kingdom, Turkey, Pakistan, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Among all undergraduates:
- Number of countries represented in the entire student body, by citizenship and places of schooling: over 90