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.

Virtual Visit Opportunities at Columbia

We invite prospective students and families to visit our new Virtual Visit web page, where you will be able to register for virtual information sessions, experience virtual tours of our campus and New York City, connect with current undergraduates at academic panels and learn more about the Columbia community. 

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.

Columbia Art Installation Discusses Climate Change

A centerpiece of Columbia’s Year of Water programming is WATERLICHT, a site-wide, large-scale light installation by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde. 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.

Butler Banner Project Adds Female Authors to Columbia Library

Starting in early October, a banner bearing the names of eight women writers will be unfurled on the façade of Butler Library based on an artifact in the Libraries’ collections and a historic campus event. The exhibition will be on display through December 2019.