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.

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Early Decision Deadline Update for Impacted Applicants

We want to assure applicants impacted by this fall's wildfires in California, tornadoes in Texas or the teachers strike in Chicago Public Schools of our commitment to flexibility.

Frequently Asked Questions by Regular Decision Applicants

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.

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.