Dual BA Program Announces 2015 Entering Class

Dual BA Program Announces 2015 Entering Class

This fall, the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po will welcome the 2015 entering class. 67 students will begin their studies at one of three Sciences Po campuses in France—Le Havre, Menton, or Reims—where they will spend two years studying social sciences devoted to a particular region of the world with a heavy linguistic and cultural focus.

Upon their arrival at Sciences Po in late August, students will take part in a week of welcome activities that include campus and city tours, an academic orientation intended to provide information about class structure and expectations, and a welcome party. Students at each campus will also take part in the rentrée solennelle, an official kick-off of the academic year that includes an inaugural lecture and reception, where students will have the opportunity to meet faculty and administrators.

In addition, the School of General Studies will welcome 58 students beginning their third year of the program to the Columbia University campus on Monday, August 31, 2015 for New Student Orientation. Orientation provides information to Dual BA Program students about the transition to Columbia and available resources, as well as an opportunity to connect with the wider GS and Columbia communities by attending social events including a welcome party, neighborhood tours, meet-and-greets, and much more.

An Overview of the 2015 Entering Class

  • 67 new Dual BA Program students
  • Women: 60%
  • Men: 40%


  • 50% are international students
  • 42% hold dual citizenship
  • US residents hail from 22 different states, including Alabama, California, Florida, Idaho, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington
  • Students come from 31 different countries, including Brazil, Ecuador, Italy, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, and Vietnam

Secondary School Background

  • 32% attended private international schools
  • 29% attended public U.S. high schools
  • 17% attended private U.S. high schools
  • 17% attended French lycées
  • 3% attended a United World College
  • 2% were home schooled

Sciences Po Campuses

  • 19 students will study at the Le Havre campus
  • 10 students will study at the Menton campus
  • 38 students will study at the Reims campus
Students at the Sciences Po Reims Campus