Columbia University

Columbia University is the oldest institute in New York in terms of pursuing higher studies. The university attracts an increasing number of international students, chiefly because of its diverse department range starting from accounting, astronomy to marketing and political science.

Name of the Institution Columbia University 
Type of Institution Private
Location New York
Courses Offered Undergraduate programs, Degrees and certificates
Departments/ Branches
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Computer Science, Decision, Risk and Operations
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive and Liver Diseases
  • Earth and Environmental Engineering
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Ecology
  • Evolution and Environmental Biology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Endocrinology
  • English and Comparative Literature
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Film
  • Finance and Economics
  • French and Romance Philology
  • General Medicine
  • Accounting
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology, Anesthesiology
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art History and Archaeology
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Cardiology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
  • Classics
  • Genetics and Development
  • Germanic Languages
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Hematology
  • History and Literature
  • History
  • Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Italian
  • Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Music
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Physics
  • Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
  • Political Science
  • Preventive Medicine and Nutrition
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Religion
  • Rheumatology
  • Slavic Languages
  • Sociology
  • Sociomedical Sciences
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Statistics
  • Surgery
  • Theatre Arts
  • Urology
  • Visual Arts
Admission Procedure/ Eligibility Criteria International students need to submit their detailed school records at the time of admission. Candidates applying for the first year bachelor’s degree must provide their academic records of past four years at the time of admission. Those willing to apply for the masters or doctoral degree must provide evidences of their graduation and records of all the previously completed examination. A minimum proficiency in English is required for seeking admission. The university also demands a letter of recommendation from the students before granting admission.
Scholarships The university offers state, federal, private and institutional grants to support the education of students. International students are not eligible for the grants.
Fee Structure
  • Tuition Fee (Graduation) – $ 14,250
  • Tuition Fee (Post-graduation) – $23,568
  • Student Activity Fee – $15 to $2,500

The fee structure included above is of the year 2010-11 and may increase for the next session.

Examinations & Results The university follows the grading system for marking the students.
Established in the Year 1764
Facts & Figures
  • The university is home to 19,672 postgraduates and 7934 undergraduates
  • According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the university holds the 8th rank
  • Lectures
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Distance Learning The university offers distance learning courses in numerous domains including engineering, applied physics, and applied mathematics.