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UNDERGRADUATE

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, in partnership with List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Sciences Po, Trinity College Dublin, Tel Aviv University, and City University of Hong Kong.

POSTBAC PREMED

The Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States.

With an internationally-recognized faculty, Columbia's commitment to postbaccalaureate premedical and prehealth students is proven by a placement rate of up to 90 percent of our graduates in American medical schools.

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Faculty

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

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Clinical and Research Opportunities

Listing of open positions for Postbac Premed Program and undergraduate premedical and prehealth students.

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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
Cost of Attendance

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.

GS Welcomes Spring 2020 Incoming Students

Earlier this week, more than 200 incoming GS undergraduate and Postbac Premed students, along with GS staff and Orientation Leaders, convened in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall to usher in the beginning of the spring semester and begin the weeklong New Student Orientation Program

Profiles of the Spring 2020 Incoming Class

The incoming Spring 2020 class comprises a diverse group of students, boasting 52 U.S. military veterans, 19 veterans from foreign militaries, and international students representing 25 countries.

Three GS Alumni Selected as 2021 Schwarzman Scholars

Earlier this month, three GS alumni were selected to join the highly-selective Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2021. Only around three percent of this year’s applicants, which include students from 41 countries and 108 universities, were accepted to the graduate fellowship program.

Upcoming Events

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.

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, January 22, 2020 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM

Undergraduate Campus Visit
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM

Undergraduate Campus Visit
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM

Undergraduate Campus Visit
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM

Undergraduate Campus Visit
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Campus Visit
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Campus Visit
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Campus Visit
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 3:30 - 7:00 PM

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Campus Visit
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Campus Visit
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM - 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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