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Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the University to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world. - Link in with Columbia University on Univariety today.


# 22nd

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# 2nd

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# 11th

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# 19th

QS Survey 2022

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

To gain admission:
  • A CBSE or an ICSE student should score above 86%. IGCSE board students should have above AAAAA, IB board students should require scoring above 38 out of a total score of 45.
  • An international student requires taking the standardized tests like SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment test, and three SAT Subject tests (one of which must be the Writing test).
  • If you have a 650 or higher on the Critical Reading or Writing sections of the SAT, or a 29 or higher on the English or Reading sections of the ACT, you are exempt from taking an English proficiency examination.
  • It is advisable that an applicant takes these tests in the final year of his/her schooling i.e. in the months of October or November in order to apply as soon as possible, so that the chances of admission are greater.
  • An international student also needs to take either TOEFL and obtain a score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test), or, IELTS and obtain a score of 7.0.Application deadlines are: For ‘Early Decision’ - first week of November and Regular Admission - beginning of January, and notification of the admissions office’s decision will be mailed in April.
  • Columbia does not accept the PTE Academic Test

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Contact Details

Columbia University

116th Street and Broadway, New York, New York, United States of America, 10027

Phone: + 1- 212- 854-5555
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