Columbia University School of General Studies campus

Overview

Applicants
661
Acceptance Rate
33%
Average HS GPA
3.72

GPA Breakdown

56%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
630 - 750
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
630 - 740
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
640 - 750
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
29 - 32

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Early Action
January 15

Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Interview
Character / Personal Qualities
First Generation
Work Experience
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Area Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Polish Studies
  • Regional Studies (U
  • Russian Studies
  • Slavic Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Ukraine Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Ecology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Education, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Writing, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History
  • History, General

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Dancing
  • Music
  • Theatre/Theater
  • Writing

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Statistics, General
  • Statistics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Classical and Ancient Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forest Sciences and Biology

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Archeology
  • Archeology
  • Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Political Science and Government
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Simon Kuznets
Nobel Prize-winning economist

Louis Simpson
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Baruj Benacerraf
Nobel Prize-winning physician

R.W. Apple
Acclaimed journalist and author

Jacques Pepin
Emmy Award-winning chef and author

Kristi Zea
Academy Award-winning producer and set designer

Baruj Benacerraf
Nobel Prize-winning immunologist

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,007

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,470

Average Need-Based Loan
$8,792

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,000

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$48,900
Required Fees
$2,214
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,356
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,005
Foreign Countries Represented
62

Demographics

8.28%
Asian
5.24%
African-American
9.88%
Hispanic
48.93%
Caucasian
8.68%
Unknown
17.86%
International

41% female
59% male
56% are out of state
77% are full time
23% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
15%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
500
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
33

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Lions)
15 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Football
Golf
Soccer
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Lions)
17 Sports

Archery
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Fordham University
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Manhattan College

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
50

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
124

Average Number of PC's per Lab
50

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Journeyed.com Apple Dell J&R Computer World

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Admissions
Director of Admissions

Address
408 Lewisohn Hall, Mail Code 4101
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Phone
212-854-2772

Email
gsdegree@columbia.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Low Memorial Library
Butler Library
Alfred Lerner Hall
Miller Theater
College Walk
Low Plaza, Northwest Corner Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Metropolitan Musuem of Art
Museum of Modern Art
Statue of Liberty
Empire State Building
Madison Square Garden
Lincoln Center Carnegie Hall Greenwich Village Metropolitan Opera Wall Street United Nations American Museum of Natural History Central Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
212-854-2772

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
year-round

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Campus shuttle bus, subway, buses, taxis; LaGuardia, JFK, Newark airports accessible by rail via Penn Station and by bus via Port Authority Bus Terminal

Driving Instructions to Campus
Located at West 116th Street and Broadway in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan

Local Accommodations
http://www.campustravel.com/university/columbia/