General Studies

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • GS Alum Samantha Jackson
    Samantha Jackson '11 -
    “I am guided by the African principle Sankofa, which means to return to the past in order to build for the future. Thus, I have decided to study at Columbia for the purpose of building a futu..  Continue ...
  • GS Alum Erich Erving
    Erich Erving '06 -
    “School and I never got along: my third grade teacher had me tested for the gifted program; my fourth grade teacher for special ed. By high school, I had enough and dropped out. I didn't ..  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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  • 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 Jacquie Wayans
    Jacquie Wayans '08 -
    "I am a single mom of three who used to live in one of the poorest economic sections of the Bronx. In my quest to secure strong public schools for my kids, I ended up motivating and teaching o..  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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Retired New York City fire-fighter David Drury is a Columbia GS alumnus.
    David Drury '08 -
    "I may not look like a typical college student, but on this campus I feel like one, even though I have three college-aged sons. They are proud that I’ve gone back to school, and their su..  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 ...
  • 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 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 ...

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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