of internships offered through the Center of Career Education


clubs and organizations – the most interesting, rewarding, close-knit and fun Columbia micro-communities


research institutes and centers, including a wide range of world-class laboratories

6 to 1

student to faculty ratio


majors in all branches of the biological, natural and physical sciences


Nobel Prize winners are Columbia alumni, faculty or former faculty. More Nobel Laureates have graduated from or taught at Columbia than any other University in the Ivy League.


Programs of study, from Earth and Environmental Engineering to Creative Writing to Urban Studies

“I enjoy having undergraduates in my research lab. They come with a fresh pair of eyes, great enthusiasm and an intense curiosity. Through the questions they ask, they make us think twice about what we do. Since they are unbiased about research, they are also more inclined to think out of the box.”
“Columbia feels like home ... I benefited from a lot of good teaching and feel an obligation to give that back.”

Virginia Cornish; Chemistry Professor; Mathematics and Natural Sciences

“I gain a lot from working with undergraduates - mentoring some of our greatest talent to discover what they want to do in science. Undergraduates are also the most creative in their ideas - knowing less, they are braver.”