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May 1, 2019

Sumar Frejat is a GS student whose journey took him from medical school in Syria, to performing on Arab Idol, to a Starbucks in Texas, and finally to the School of General Studies.

April 5, 2019

Hundreds of veterans, leaders, scholars, and guests came together last Friday to celebrate Columbia University’s distinguished student veteran community at the 9th annual Military Ball.

April 26, 2019

This spring, seven GS students, including three in the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po, have received competitive scholarships to study foreign languages over the summer. 

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April 26, 2019

Three GS alumni were recently selected for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

April 4, 2019

Jesse Chase-Lubitz '18 is one of just 18 applicants nationwide to have been chosen by the Henry Luce Scholarship Foundation to join the 2019-2020 class of Luce Scholars. Aimed at the enhancement of the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society, the Luce Scholars Program places students in various host countries within Asia for an immersive living and working experience.

April 5, 2019

Hundreds of veterans, leaders, scholars, and guests came together last Friday to celebrate Columbia University’s distinguished student veteran community at the 9th annual Military Ball.

Admissions News

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March 5, 2018

“GS is a place where everyone is unique in their own way,” said Michael Wedd, a current student at the college.

He admits he is no exception: in the upstate New York farmhouse where he grew up, he was forbidden from watching TV, surfing the internet, listening to most radio stations, or going to school.

January 19, 2015

At age 90, Miriam Kartch '70, '77GSAS, and '80GSAS accounts her "several lives."

July 5, 2012

Paulo do Nascimento Brito is a top performer, in more ways than one.  As both a GS student and a classically trained pianist, his passion for learning becomes clear the instant that he starts talking.

Press Releases

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April 5, 2019

Vice Dean of the Columbia University School of General Studies Curtis Rodgers was honored with the Peter J. Awn Lifetime Service Award at the 9th Annual Columbia University Military Ball. The award, named in memory of the late Dean Emeritus of the School, honors a lifetime of outstanding support for military veterans and service members.

March 26, 2019

Hundreds of veterans, leaders, scholars, and guests will convene this Friday to celebrate Columbia University’s distinguished student veteran community at the 9th Annual Military Ball on Friday, March 29.

February 16, 2018

Yesterday evening, Trinity College Dublin President Patrick Prendergast and Columbia University Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences David Madigan signed an agreement officially recognizing the newly-launched Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University at an event held in Casa Italiana on Columbia’s Morningside Campus.

DOS News and Announcements

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Application Deadline: Mon., July 1

Students in Islamic Studies and related fields are invited to apply for a scholarship opportunity through the Hub Foundation. 15 scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 to support research that focuses on or includes Islam and Muslim voices or perspectives will be awarded.

Graduating seniors are invited to attend end-of-year departmental receptions for the department(s) in which they are majoring and concentrating. Some departments request RSVPs in advance; please check deadlines.

Application Deadline: Thurs., May 23, 5 p.m.

The Office of Admissions and the University Visitors Center are looking for Ambassadors/Tour Guides to represent GS and the nontraditional undergraduate degree program.