Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York, more commonly known as Columbia University, is one of eight Ive League universities in the United States. It was founded in 1754 and is one of just a few universities in the United States to have been founded by royal charter of Great Britain. It was originally established as King's College but its name was changed to Columbia College in 1787 just 33 years after it was founded.

Columbia University is composed of 22 undergraduate academic schools which include Columbia College, the School of General Studies and the School of Engineering. In addition to its main campus in Manhattan, Columbia University has satellite campuses in Beijing, Santiago, Mumbai, Paris, Nairobi, Amman, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro and Asuncion. Through special partnerships Columbia University offers joint undergraduate degrees through Julliard School, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the Paris Institute of Political Studies, also known as Sciences Po Paris.

Noteworthy alumni include five of the Founding Fathers of the United States, 20 heads of state, 3 U.S. Presidents, 9 Supreme Court Justices, 28 Academy Award winners and 20 billionaires. Through its students, faculty and staff, the university has been affiliated with over 100 Nobel Prize laureates.


Columbia University is one of the most selective universities in the United States and one of the hardest to gain acceptance. Only Harvard and Stanford are more selective than Columbia. Not surprisingly, Columbia University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the nation.

Columbia University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields of study ranging from of business disciplines to engineering to communication arts to healthcare. Altogether, Columbia offers degrees and programs in hundreds of areas.

Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School was founded in 1916 as a professional business training institute for both undergraduate and graduate students attending Columbia University. Like Columbia University, Columbia Business School has a very stringent admissions process and low acceptance rate. Currently, it is one of the most selective business schools in the nation.

Columbia Business School is best known as the home of one of the top MBA programs in the nation. Only 15% of applicants are admitted to the Columbia MBA Program which prides itself on diversity and accomplishment. Over 60% of Columbia MBA students come from abroad and altogether they speak over 50 languages.

During the first year of the full-time MBA program at Columbia, students are required to complete core curriculum in Financial Accounting, Managerial Economics, Corporate Finance, Managerial Statistics, Leadership, Marketing Strategy and Operations. During the second year of studies, students are able to take elective courses in line with their career objectives. The most popular MBA courses among students include Financial Statement Analysis and Earnings Quality, Value Investing, Economics of Strategic Behavior, Modern Political Economy and New Ventures.

Online Degrees

Once accepted to Columbia University's campus-based program, students have the opportunity of completing courses and classes online. Online courses at Columbia University are designed to provide students additional flexibility as they work toward and undergraduate or graduate degree. However, availability of online courses, classes and instruction vary from department to department and from program to program. Very few of Columbia University's degree programs can be completed entirely online.

General Information

Phone Number: (212) 854-1754
Address: West 116 St and Broadway, New York, New York 10027
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 8,100+ undergrad, 17,000+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 39,353
Out-of-State Tuition $ 39,368
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism
Architecture Services
City, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Biometry Biometrics
Cell Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology
Conservation Biology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Pathology Experimental Pathology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Construction Management
Information Resources Management
Non-profit Public Organizational Management
Communication and Journalism
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Science Studies
Information Technology
Education Of Individuals With Emotional Disturbances
Education Of Individuals With Mental Retardation
Education Of Individuals With Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments
Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration
General Science Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics (applied Physics)
Environmental Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Operations Research
English Language and Literature Letters
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature
English Literature (british and Commonwealth)
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African Studies
African-american Black Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
East Asian Studies
Ethnic Studies
Latin American Studies
Regional Studies (us, Canadian, Foreign)
Russian, European and Eurasian Studies
South Asian Studies
Western European Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Middle Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology Pathologist
Dental Clinical Sciences
Environmental Health
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration Management
Occupational Therapy Therapist
Orthodontics Orthodontology
Periodontics Periodontology
Physical Therapy Therapist
Prosthodontics Prosthodontology
Public Health
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research Studies
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Library Science
Library and Information Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies
Behavioral Sciences
Dispute Resolution
Mathematics and Computer Science
Nutrition Sciences
Sustainability Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration Management
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Islamic Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geology Earth Science
Materials Science
Physical Sciences
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Social Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Work
Science Technologies Technicians
Science Technologies Technicians
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Urban Studies Affairs

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