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Columbia University Receives Record Number of Undergraduate Applications from Nontraditional Students

For the fall 2020 semester, the Columbia University School of General Studies—dedicated to serving nontraditional students and one of three undergraduate colleges at the University—saw a 20% increase in applications, receiving its highest number in over a decade.

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GS Alumni Pursue Careers as Nurse Practitioners, Helping Address Pending Physician Shortage in U.S.

As an increasing number of medical doctors turn toward specialization and away from general care, the U.S. faces a pending shortage of physicians. Three GS students found friendship in a shared goal of pursuing careers in healthcare, and are now enrolled in programs to become nurse practitioners during a time when their services are needed more than ever.