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Columbia University in the City of New York Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Recommended
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

West 116 St and Broadway New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-1754
Admissions Phone: (212) 851-2522
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Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Located in New York, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 25,208 students enrolled
  • 7% admitted
  • $46,846 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Emma from Arcadia, CA
  • Jun-11-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Let them know about YOU. Don't try and re-mold yourself to fit the equation that you think will get you into Columbia. Express yourself and who you are, and demonstrate how unique you are. The worst thing you can do is try to be someone you're not.

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  • Celine from Orono, MN
  • Feb-02-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Well, I'm a prospective student, so I'm not sure I have any tips...

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  • Nathan from Cincinnati, OH
  • Jan-05-2015 I am a current student here

    1. Approach everything with intellectual curiosity, or else experiences which are potentially tremendously rewarding will become long slogs of work which you will find meaningless. 2. Extracurriculars at Columbia are people by the most passionate, intelligent people you will ever meet. Get involved. You will learn that there are beautiful things which you never knew existed. 3. Get off campus at least once a week. You live in New York, not New Haven. If you're not paying attention to the city, you're missing a big part of your education.

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  • Zoe from Enfield, CT
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    You can't get in if you don't apply. However, although having strong academics is an important factor when applying, it seems like admissions is more focused on who you are. If you belong here, they'll figure it out.

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  • Okie
  • Jun-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Make sure you really love New York City before committing to Columbia! I had never visited NYC before attending but after a rough beginning I have learned to like NYC. Columbia is a very independent school in a super independent city. If you're looking for a person to hold your hand, go elsewhere. But if your ready for a challenge and are ready to be tested in all areas of life, then this is the place for you.

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