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.
clubs and organizations – the most interesting, rewarding, close-knit and fun Columbia micro-communities
From the Lion's Mouth
“The absolute best part of Columbia is the Core. I love that the centerpiece of our school spirit is academic and that every student is an active part of this. I love that I could walk into Carman and starting talking to anyone in the elevator about Dante, Austen or Cervantes, and that it encourages us to approach our academic life together as a community of learners. The small, intimate environment of the Core spreads to other classes, so professors can quote Plato and expect us to understand it, even in other disciplines. I definitely underestimated the extent to which the Core enriches the depth of discussion in a really meaningful way.”