The School of General Studies of Columbia University is the finest liberal arts college in the United States created specifically for returning and nontraditional studentsthose with a break of a year or more in their educational pathsseeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time.

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

Admission News

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February 10, 2014

Applicants to the School of General Studies with no SAT or ACT scores, or no scores within the last eight years, may take the General Studies Admissions Exam (GSAE).

January 23, 2014

The School of General Studies Admissions team will be traveling throughout the US this spring to introduce prospective students to our Ivy League degree for adult and returning students.

September 10, 2013

Victory Media has named the School of General Studies a 2014 Military Friendly School.