of Columbia students are the first generation in their families to go to college
The academic experience at Columbia is both challenging and enriching. No matter where you grew up or what type of education you had prior to coming here, our curriculum will push you to grow as both an intellectual and a human being. But it is not only your professors who will help you become a better thinker. At Columbia your peers also will be some of your greatest teachers during your four years; everyone is both a student and a mentor.
You will have an educational experience like no other.
One of America’s premier liberal arts colleges set within a leading research university, Columbia College offers the chance to work across disciplines, embrace complexity and become a flexible, fearless, forward-looking global citizen and scholar.
Hands-on training for visionary thinkers and enlightened leaders, Columbia Engineering has a reputation for innovative, multidisciplinary, socially conscious research and teaching.