General Studies

  • 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 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 ...
  • GS Alum Gac Filipaj
    Gac Filipaj '12 -
    "I love Seneca's letters because they're written in the spirit in which I was educated in my family—not to look for fame and fortune, but to have a simple, honest, honorable life..  Continue ...
  • GS Alum Kyle Bukhari
    Kyle Bukhari '13 -
    "A lifelong dream of mine was to go to university, but due to my continuous performing schedule and international travel, it had not been feasible. I decided to finally make that dream a reali..  Continue ...
  • GS Alum Christina Gray
    Christina Gray '15 -
    "When I decided to return to school I was set on having the full experience that I'd been seeking the first time, but began to think it wasn't possible for someone with a background li..  Continue ...
  • Current GS Student PJ Bodner
    PJ Bodnar '10 -
    “I joined the police force to serve my community and, after I was wounded in the line of duty, I wanted to continue to serve. I chose GS and moved to New York because I really feel that, if y..  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 ...
  • Columbia GS Veterans

    In honor of Veterans Day 2015, Columbia University School of General Studies student-veterans participated in the Veterans Day Parade.

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  • GS Alum Orly Cohen
    Orly Cohen  -
    "Eager to further my education, I applied to GS because I could not imagine myself studying anywhere else and began in the spring of 2006, attending part time. Three years later, I took some t..  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 its members now include students from all three of the Un..  Continue ...

  • Current GS Student Liza St. John
    Liza St. John  -
    "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 ...
  • 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 Studies, Columbia College, ..  Continue ...

  • GS Alum Andre Bautista
    Andre Bautista  -
    "During my time as a Marine, I evolved into someone that was well disciplined and ready to meet any challenges that lay ahead of me. This was extremely helpful during my first few semesters at..  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 ...

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 innovative dual and joint degree programs open to all students, including those applying directly from high school. These dual and joint programs are in partnership with List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Sciences Po in France, Trinity College Dublin, and City University of Hong Kong. Additionally, GS offers the oldest and largest Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program in the United States.

• Date: September 20, 2018
• Time: 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm EDT
• Date: September 20, 2018
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• Date: September 21, 2018
• Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT