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In honor of Veterans Day, we are featuring several of our veteran students and alumni throughout the week, and highlighting the School's longstanding support of military veterans, dating back to 1947 and the creation of GS.

GS Sets Example for Veteran Support in Elite Higher Education

The School of General Studies strives to create a supportive environment that addresses the specific needs of veteran students who, in addition to acclimating to a new academic environment, are faced with adjusting to civilian life.

Veteran Discovers Second Chance at Higher Ed with GS

After a childhood spent in Cuba and a military career focused on combat training, Jorge Pintado took an unexpected route into an Ivy League education—a place he never thought he would end up. Today, he is exploring his personal and familial background as a Latin American and Caribbean studies major on his way to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies or law.

Tickets on Sale for 10th Annual Military Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual Columbia University Military Ball, the premier event uniting veterans across the University community, with discounts available for GS students through the end of the year. Proceeds support programming for veterans and military family members nationwide while strengthening support services for the 700+ veterans enrolled at Columbia.

Student Services

There are many resources available to you as a student to help you succeed in your academic career. 

Academic Advising

The Dean of Students Office is the primary advising resource for undergraduate students at GS.

Academic Resource Center

Dedicated to supporting the diverse nontraditional student body at GS in achieving academic excellence.

Tutoring

Wherever you are on the road to mastery, our tutors are here to help.

Help Rooms

We have help rooms for math, chemistry, physics, statistics, and writing that are open to all students.

Jumpstart Series

Jumpstart your first semester at Columbia and get a clear understanding of what it takes to succeed.

Student Organizations

We encourage students to become involved in programs and activities that enhance their educational experience.

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All undergraduate liberal arts courses are taught by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, consisting of 29 departments

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Transfer Students

In recent years, more than 75 percent of undergraduate students in our entering classes transferred credit to Columbia

Cost of Attendance
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Information about tuition, fees, and living expenses for GS students

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U.S. Military Veterans

GS makes a traditional Columbia undergraduate education accessible to eligible veterans

Upcoming Events

Plan Your Campus Visit

Join us for an upcoming information session and campus tour to learn more about the School of General Studies, including curriculum details, program requirements, financial aid, and the application process. 

Upcoming Dates

Undergraduate Campus Visit
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM

Undergraduate Campus Visit
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM

Undergraduate Campus Visit
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM

Undergraduate Campus Visit
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM

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Plan Your Campus Visit

Join us for an upcoming information session and campus tour to learn more about the Postbac Premed Program, including curriculum details, program requirements, financial aid, and the application process. 

Upcoming Dates

Postbac Premed Program Campus Visit
Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Postbac Premed Program Campus Visit
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Postbac Premed Program Campus Visit
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 4:00 - 7:00 PM

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Contact Us | Visit

The best way to understand GS is to visit us. We recommend that prospective students register for an information session and student-led campus tour to get the most of their visit to Columbia's undergraduate college for nontraditional students.

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Phone: +1 (212) 854-2772
Toll Free: (800) 895-1169

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Columbia University School of General Studies
408 Lewisohn Hall, MC 4101
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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