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As a small liberal arts college within a large university, GS offers Postbac Premed students the personal attention they need, as well as full access to Columbia’s extraordinary resources and our beautiful campus in the heart of New York City.

  • 13 graduate and professional schools, 3 undergraduate colleges, and 4 affiliated institutions
  • More than 28,000 students enrolled
  • 25 Libraries
  • More than 150 centers and institutes for specialized research
  • 82 Nobel Laureates affiliated with Columbia
  • Art and architecture galleries; theaters

For more information on free tutoring, shuttle service, help rooms, the fitness center, etc., please visit the Campus Resources section of the website.


Postbac Premed students attending full-time are eligible to apply for University housing. Both new and continuing students may apply for University housing.

The Campus & The City

The Best of Both Worlds

Columbia’s full name, "Columbia University in the City of New York," reflects the special strength of the University’s location in one of the world’s great metropolitan areas. On campus, Columbia students have all the resources of a major research university. Right outside the campus gates are New York’s Morningside Heights and Upper West Side, two of the city’s most vibrant residential areas, and a quick subway or bus ride provides Columbia students access to all of New York’s cultural resources.

The New York Advantage

Columbia’s location in New York is a special advantage to students in the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program. The city is home to five medical schools and several major medical research centers. It boasts the largest municipal hospital system, as well as many of the leading teaching and specialty hospitals in the United States. This concentration of medical practice provides students with a wide variety of opportunities to gain experience in both clinical settings and in medical research, through volunteer service and paid employment.