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Columbia University School of General Studies

New York, NY

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Overview

Columbia University School of General Studies is a Comprehensive institution located in New York, NY, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2970 Broadway
408 Lewisohn Hall, MC 4101
New York, NY  10027
United States
Contact Mr. Curtis M. Rodgers
Vice Dean
Email: gsdegree@columbia.edu
Phone: 212-854-2772
Fax: 212-854-6316

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural History And Criticism, General Checkmark
Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Caribbean Studies Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-american/chicano Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Regional Studies (us, Canadian, Foreign) Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Slavic Studies Checkmark
South Asian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, Other Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
East Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Germanic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Middle/near Eastern And Semitic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Slavic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics, Other Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies/civilization Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemical Physics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Environmental Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Economics, Other Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, Other Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

504
Applied
149
Accepted
2,234
Enrolled
30%
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Female Admissions

238
Females Applied
62
Females Accepted
26%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

266
Males Applied
87
Males Accepted
33%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 15th July 7th
Other early decision plan March 1st May 1st
Transfer May 15th July 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 703 750
SAT Math 763 790
ACT Composite 32 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

63,060
Private
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Fees

2,920
Full-time student fees

Financial Aid

42,954
Avg. Financial Aid Package
42,457
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
23,822
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,609
Avg. Loan Aid
12,297
Avg. Grant Aid
37,679
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59.4%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
8%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,234
Total Undergrad students
27%
International Students
66%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.24%
Black or African American 4.92%
White or Caucasian 40.42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 10.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 4.12%
Other 1.97%

Gender

Male (53.54%)
Female (46.46%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
International housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 30%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Commencement

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
Greek sororities Checkmark
Local fraternities Checkmark
Most popular organizations:
General Studies Student Council

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No Division 1 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark Checkmark No
Fencing No Division 1 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1B No
Golf No Division 1 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball No No No
Squash No Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis No Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 1 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark Division 1 No
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark Checkmark No
Fencing No Division 1 No
Field Hockey No Division 1 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 1 No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball No Division 1 No
Squash No Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis No Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

3,270
Total Faculty
6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,651
Part-time - 1,619
Male - 1,939
Female - 1,328
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