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For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries, and service to society.
Columbia Undergraduate Admissions
212 Hamilton Hall, Mail Code 2807
  • Application Requirements
    • Columbia accepts either the Coalition Application or the Common Application. We will also accept the QuestBridge Application from QuestBridge Finalists. The applications include:
      • Autobiographical information
      • Lists and descriptions of a student’s achievements, activities, employment and summer activities
      • Personal essay
    • Secondary School Report
      • An official high school transcript from all high schools attended
      • One high school counselor’s recommendation and school profile
      • The completed Mid-Year Report
    • Teacher Recommendations
      • These recommendations must come from teachers who taught you in academic disciplines
      • For engineering applicants, one must come from a math or science teacher
    • Application Fees and Fee Waivers
  • Dates & Deadlines
    • November 1st - Deadline for Early Decision applications
    • January 1st - Deadline for Regular Decision applications
    • February 15th - Deadline for Regular Decision financial aid applications
    • Late March - Admissions and financial aid decisions released online to Regular Decision candidates
    • May 1st - Regular Decision deposit deadline
  • Supplementary Materials
    • Supplements are not a required part of our admissions process; however, there may be occasions when supplementary materials can enhance our understanding of a student's application.
  • Interviews
  • Accuracy and Authenticity
  • Contact