Columbia University

About University

The Columbia University was formerly known as King’s College and Columbia College located in Upper Manhattan, New York, United States of America. It was established in 1754 and therefore declared the first ever university in the city of New York for higher studies, founded before the American Revolution. Columbia University is a private research university. The founder of Columbia University was a royal charter of Great Britain George 2. Columbia University is among the founding members of Association of American Universities (AAU) an organization that is reputed for it intensive research and innovative projects and ever working nature of advanced and technologized initiative programs. It is an association that is bringing automation to our everyday life and continuously trying to attain more advanced solutions of our current problems.

Columbia university

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Columbia University USA & World Rank

source: -2016 ranking

Columbia University is providing major degrees in almost all disciplines of modern day. The most common majors offered at Columbia University are social sciences, English literature and language, engineering, law, public affairs, biostatics, electrical engineering and economics and computer science. The schools of surgeon and physicians are outclassed. Many other departments and disciplines at Columbia University are highly ranked among other schools of United States of America. Not only the degree programs but the faculty teaching these subjects is masters of their respective fields. They deliver the concepts smoothly and it is instantly grasped by the students. According to the report of university ranking in 2016, the Columbia University is ranked #10 among other national competing universities of United States of America. This is tremendously a very high achievement to maintain the true legacy of its quality education through all these years and educating equally every attendant with full attention to converting them into a noteworthy resource of the university and the whole nation. For being the top ranked research University of America, it is a top priority for students. The admission is followed by a series of steps.

The acceptance rate of applications by Columbia University is 7%. This is considered a highly/extremely selective university in terms of admission. Every year out of 100 applications only 7 are selected to be enrolled at Columbia University. For this reason, each student must work hard to confirm his/her admission in Columbia University and try to meet the criteria in the best way possible. The critical demands of Columbia University for admission purposes are as follows:

  • GPA
  • Tests including SAT and ACT
  • Application

The average GPA required for admission in Columbia University is 4.13. This is tough to achieve but not impossible that it may not be even tried. With hard work and continuous efforts things get possible. And if someone wants to be a part of this renowned university he/she must give all the efforts to achieve it. The average SAT required for admission in Columbia University is 1520 on new 1600 SAT score. Columbia University is competitive in SAT test as well. The average ACT score required for admission purposes is 33. Relatively selective and competitive in ACT test as well. But it all proves that Columbia University wants the best and will eventually give you the best as well. At the end complete your application form by attaching your transcript, GPA, SAT and ACT test score and letters of recommendation, and submit all of it to the admission branch for evaluation before the due date.

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How to apply:

Columbia University has three graduate colleges and one close affiliate in which students can apply to get the admission. Each college requires a separate process to apply to it. the admission process of the university is very selective. The candidate is required to submit the autobiographical information, 85$ application fee, descriptions of a student’s achievements throughout his academic career, personal essay, and Columbia-specific questions.

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