Students' Right to Protest

Scholars Lion statue on Columbia University campus

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.

Revised Testing Policy for 2020-2021 Application Cycle

Aerial photo overlooking Columbia's campus and New York City skyline

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.  

Spring 2020 Update for Prospective Students

For prospective students considering Columbia, the uncertainty of this spring may have generated many questions in your college search process, and we hope to address some of your concerns.

Transfer Deadline for Fall 2020 Extended

In light of evolving information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Columbia has extended the transfer application deadline to Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59pm. 

Transfer Admissions Deadline Extended to March 9

The application deadline for transfer applicants has been extended until Monday, March 9.

Campus Visits Canceled for Fall 2020 - Virtual Visits Encouraged

Columbia Undergraduate Admissions and the Visitors Center have suspended on-campus events for Fall 2020, including campus tours, information sessions and class visits. We invite prospective students and families to visit our Virtual Visit web page to register for virtual information sessions, student panels and Q&A chats.

Estimate Your Net Cost using the MyinTuition Calculator

An education at Columbia is more affordable than you think. The MyinTuition tool can help you anticipate your college costs and estimate your eligibility for need-based scholarships. 

Columbia Supports Undergraduate Well-Being through Live Well | Learn Well Initiative

Live Well | Learn Well aims 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.

Professor of English and Comparative Literature Wins MacArthur Fellowship

Sadiya Hartman, a scholar of African American literature and cultural history and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, was awarded the "genius" grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.