Frequently Asked Questions by Regular Decision Applicants

We’ve gathered the answers to questions most often encountered by students applying to Columbia, all in one place.

Applicants May Now Self-Report ACT and SAT Test Scores

In an effort to make our application process more accessible and affordable, Columbia will accept self-reported test scores for the ACT and the SAT.


Lina Puerta's Miller Theatre Commission

Colombian-American artist Lina Puerta shares a piece from her "Botánico Series" as the latest installation in Miller Theatre’s lobby.

Reflecting on the Columbia Community (youtube video)

Samia Abedin ’19CC's final presentation for Contemporary Civilization illustrates the power of sharing stories.

Art of Engineering for First-Year Students (youtube video)

Learn about the five pillars of the Art of Engineering course for first-year Columbia Engineering students.

Columbia Athlete Reflects on Gold Medal Experience

Emily Surloff ’19CC, a member of the Columbia University Women’s Basketball team, participated in the Maccabiah games this summer in Israel and reflects on her experiences and what it is like to win gold.

Kigali, Rwanda

The World Leaders Forum on the Columbia campus hosts prominent world leaders and other international newsmakers for lectures, discussion panels and other events. His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, participated in a talk “Beyond Policy and FInancing: How to Sustain Development.”

Obodan, Ghana

Engineers Without Borders has worked in this rural village since 2004, improving water and sanitation facilities through the construction of new latrines.

Tivoli, Italy

Undergraduates have the opportunity to excavate and deepen their knowledge of art, architecture and history through an archeological dig at Hadrian’s Villa.

London, England

The new Columbia in London program will feature a global seminar, London as Literature, that will include in-depth study of texts as well as outings to urban sites.