About CU

Columbia University (CU) — private non-profit university. It is located in New York City, United States. CU was founded in 1754, which makes it one of the oldest institutions in the country. CU is working together with 568 Group, Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), Association of American Universities (AAU). Sport affiliations and memberships: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), The Ivy League.

According to QS International University Ranking, the institution belongs to the top-20 best universities in the world. CU is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the USA. Thousands of students dream of studying here. The independent international ranking THE is very attentive to universities' research output. According to THE, this higher education institution is in 11 place among universities with the most research publications per year.

At CU, you can get a bachelor, master and doctorate degree in different fields of study.

New York City, United States
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International students
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Rating QS
Rating in the USA
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CU tuition fees

At CU, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at CU for local citizens starts from 19,995 USD per year. For international students, the cost of study differs — from 38,990 USD. With the help of scholarships and financial support programs, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. The exact cost of programs and information on the availability of scholarships can be found on the website of the university.

Academic calendar
Financial Aidallowances and other types of social assistance
19,995 USD/year
46,833 USD/year
19,995 USD/year
38,990 USD/year

Additional costs

When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.

Room and board
on campus
12,394 USD/year
off campus
18,360 USD/year
Other expensestransport, personal expenses, university fees
on campus
2,220 USD/year
off campus
5,355 USD/year

Bachelor degree at CU

Applicants will need a subject exam — ACT or SAT.

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Master's degree at CU

When considering candidates for master's programs, the admission committee of the university pays attention to the student's academic performance during the undergraduate program. In order to enroll at CU for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. CU provides an opportunity to get a master's degree remotely.

CU campus

The campus of the educational institution is located in New York City. This opens up all the delights of life in a big city for students: a rich infrastructure, a large selection of entertainment, convenient transport, as well as more opportunities for internships or part-time jobs. However, for some students, such an abundance of opportunities can be distracting. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. Not only locals study at CU, but also students from other countries. The variety of cultures represented broadens the horizons of students and fills student life with all sorts of activities, the purpose of which is cultural exchange.

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What to do after graduation

Students can stay in United States for a year after graduation to find a job and change their student visa to a work visa. CU graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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Universities related to CU

Universities in this city

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
139Columbia UniversityUSANew York City
46,833 USD
38,990 USD
3019New York UniversityUSANew York City
from  46,098 USD
to  62,045 USD
from  27,553 USD
to  129,665 USD
27672Stony Brook UniversityUSANew York City
24,983 USD
from  25,619 USD
to  27,639 USD
28676Yeshiva UniversityUSANew York City
44,288 USD
24,993 USD
515113Rockefeller UniversityUSANew York City
24,993 USD

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
11Harvard UniversityUSACambridge
from  7,918 USD
to  52,645 USD
from  7,748 USD
to  73,420 USD
22Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSABoston
58,224 USD
58,224 USD
33Stanford UniversityUSAStanford
57,678 USD
from  56,472 USD
to  76,929 USD
54California Institute of TechnologyUSAPasadena
48,098 USD
48,098 USD
75Princeton UniversityUSAPrinceton
55,995 USD
53,876 USD