General Studies

  • GS Alum Sagit Goldenberg
    Sagit Goldenberg '10 -
    Barely two months after finishing my military service in the Israeli Air Force, I packed my bags and moved all on my own to Los Angeles. I attended a community college there for two years and p..  Continue ...
  • Columbia GS Veterans on Today Show

    In honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013, Columbia University School of General Studies student-veterans appeared on The Today Show.

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  • GS Alum Aries Dela Cruz
    Aries Dela Cruz '09 -
    "Anthropology showed me that it’s not only about the answers, but the questions that are asked. In an increasingly globalized world, a Columbia education provides students with the capac..  Continue ...
  • Columbia University's Low Memorial Library

    Low Memorial Library was completed in 1897 and served as the main library until 1934. Today this landmark building functions as the administrative center of the University and houses the offices ..  Continue ...

  • Current GS Student Liza St. John
    Liza St. John - Current Student -
    "After  years of going on auditions and working day jobs, I realized I missed learning and wanted to go back to school for a well-rounded education. At GS I’ve developed my creative..  Continue ...
  • GS Alumnus Sean O'Keefe
    Sean O’Keefe '10 -
    "After leaving the military I knew I wanted to pursue the best education possible. Initially I thought a school like Columbia was out of my league, until I attended a regional information sess..  Continue ...
  • Columbia GS Alumna Mason Beard '04
    Mason Beard '04 -
    "When I decided to retire from my career as a professional ballet dancer, I accepted with some trepidation that I would be starting from scratch as I pursued jobs outside the dance world. Matr..  Continue ...
  • GS Alum Nancy Saunders
    Nancy Saunders '09 -
    "I’ve always enjoyed studying politics, so majoring in political science seemed like excellent preparation for a career in law enforcement. But I’ve also enjoyed sampling some of t..  Continue ...
  • GS Alum Thomas Westphal
    Thomas Westphal '09 -
    "When I was 14, I played the lead in my high school’s production of Bye Bye Birdie—I wore a gold lamé suit, and all the girls loved me. That’s when I fell in love with..  Continue ...
  • GS Alum Rodolfo Vazquez
    Rodolfo Vazquez '08 -
    "My mother fled Mexico to give me everything-except her time – that was spent working, trying to ensure that I would succeed in America. But things weren't so straightforward. As a s..  Continue ...
  • Sergei, a recent GS alumnus from Ukraine, is pursuing dreams of being a dentist.
    Sergei Kuznetsov '09 -
    "The instructors here, who are in many cases the leaders of their respective disciplines, set high standards for students, and I'm pleased to find they challenge my way of thinking: Be it ..  Continue ...
  • Columbia Ballet Collaborative

    The Columbia Ballet Collaborative was founded in 2007 by five professional ballet dancers enrolled at the School of General Studies, and is now comprised of students from all three of the Universit..  Continue ...

  • Columbia University Aerial View

    Columbia University's Morningside Campus sits at 116th Street and Broadway in New York City. It houses the three undergraduate schools—the School of General ..  Continue ...

  • Lakshmi Gopal '11
    Lakshmi Gopal '11 -
    "At GS I encountered professors and mentors who were keen and honest observers of the world they inhabit. I attended classes with an amazing variety of people, all of whom have enriched my lif..  Continue ...

The School of General Studies of Columbia University is the finest liberal arts college in the United States created specifically for returning and nontraditional students seeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time.

GS is also home to the oldest and largest Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program in the United States, the Joint Program with Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po.

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