Virtual Experiences

The Columbia community hails from every corner of the world—and while we’d love to see you all here for a campus visit, we know that a trip to New York City can be quite an undertaking. That’s why we’ve created this suite of virtual visit experiences: to provide an insider’s look at what it’s like to be here in person, no matter what corner of the world you’re in! Talk directly with current students for answers to all your questions, experience the energy of our campus and get a feel for the community that one day you may call home.

Virtual programming options

Join Admissions Officers, current Columbia students and Financial Aid & Educational Financing staff at our virtual programming and events. Events are offered on a regular basis weekly.

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Information sessions

Learn more about Columbia College and Columbia Engineering from an Admissions Officer and current undergraduate student. Take advantage of this opportunity to dive deeper into the academic and student life experiences at Columbia. 

Live Q&A chats

Virtual Student Q&A Chats are offered on most Fridays. Join us for casual conversations with current Columbia students as they discuss a different topic each week.

Financial aid sessions

Join members of Columbia Financial Aid & Educational Financing for a walk-through of the financial aid application process. Students and families will learn more about Columbia's commitment to affordability and our need-based, need-blind and full need financial aid program. 

Five students walk past Lerner Hall

Explore at your own pace

With our self-guided virtual tour, you can enjoy 360° panoramic views of Columbia’s beautiful Morningside Heights campus from anywhere. This interactive online walking tour includes stops inside iconic locations such as Butler Library and Low Rotunda, as well as our residence halls, academic spaces and dining facilities. Optional narration is available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Have questions? Ask an expert.

Reach out to a student now

Want to get your burning Columbia questions answered? You can reach out to current Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergrads and get their take on all the best parts of their college experience.

Want to learn more?

Dive deeper into our transformative curriculum and renowned faculty, beloved community traditions, day-in-the-life student stories, dynamic location in Morningside Heights and in New York City, and our admissions and financial aid processes through our curated videos or through an information session, conducted by members of the admissions team and student leaders.

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Blue View Video Series

Welcome to Columbia

Access and Affordability: Financial Aid

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Columbia Engineering

Find out where Columbia Blue will take you with our Undergraduate Admissions viewbook. Explore our residential campus in the world's greatest city, learn more about the Core Curriculum's tradition of intellectual discovery and meet a few Columbians along the way.

Discover a place unlike any other.

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