Statistics and Facts
Columbia is located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City's Upper West Side. The main entrance to campus is at 116th Street and Broadway.
Note: The following enrollment statistics are based on 2017-2018 official reporting.
- More than 2,100 undergraduate students
- 78% full-time; 22% part-time
- 41% female; 59% male
- 26% of American students are Asian American, African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American
- 21% international students (non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident)
- Average age: 26
Joint Degree Program with List College at the Jewish Theological Seminary
- 130 Joint Program students
- 43% female; 57% male
- Average age: 20
Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po
- 283 Dual BA Program students
- 59% female; 41% male
- Average age: 20
Joint Bachelor's Degree Program Between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University
- 34 Joint Program students
- 38% female; 62% male
- Average age: 21
Postbac Premed Program Enrollment
Note: The following enrollment statistics are based on 2016-2017 official reporting.
- More than 330 students enrolled
- More than 120 students in their glide/application year
- 63% female; 37% male
- 31% of American students are Asian American, African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American
- Average age: 27
Columbia students enjoy close, collegial interaction with faculty members who are widely recognized as leading scholars in their disciplines. Most courses meet in small seminar-style classes. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 6 to 1.
Undergraduate Degree Program
Bachelor of Arts
The Postbac Premed Program Student
Postbac Premed students come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some have already begun a career and are looking for more from their professional lives, others have experienced personal situations that inspired them to go into a medical field, and some are seeking the science education they didn’t take as an undergraduate.
Upon arriving at campus, Postbac Premed students have completed a rigorous undergraduate education, but have completed little to no premedical sciences coursework; they are not looking for academic enhancement in their academic records. Such students, if their determination is unwavering, tend to find their encounter with Columbia’s intensive sciences curriculum and vibrant premedical community to be a rewarding and life-altering experience, as well as superb preparation for medical school.
Postbac Premed Program | Medical School Placement
In recent years, up to 90 percent of Postbac Premed students have been admitted to medical school upon first application.
Columbia Postbac students are extremely compelling applicants because while at the University they are part of a community of like-minded individuals who share a serious passion for the health sciences and medicine—composed not only of peers, but also of professors and academic advisors.