Columbia University

Columbia University

Founded in 1754, Columbia University in the City of New York is at once a small college and a major research university: an Ivy League education on a human scale. That means working in small classes and labs with pioneering faculty in every field from the classic to the cutting edge. It means being part of one of the most diverse student bodies in the world. It means our signature Core Curriculum along with stellar undergraduate research with world-renowned faculty. It means living in a city driven by the smartest, newest ideas. It means any pursuit, every opportunity is here.

What distinguishes Columbia?

Academics: Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science involves 6,000 undergraduates across 100 areas of study to engage in an intimate academic environment through the esteemed Core Curriculum and major research with world-renowned faculty.
 
Financial Aid: Columbia believes that cost should not be a barrier to pursuing one’s educational dreams; we offer one of the most generous financial aid programs of any school. Columbia’s approach to affordability is simple: Need-based. Need-blind. Full need. Columbia awards more than $150 million annually in scholarships and grants, and our need-based aid is in the form of grants and student work only, not loans.

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