Dual BA Program Welcomes its Largest Entering Class

Dual BA Program Welcomes its Largest Entering Class

This year, the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po will welcome 68 new students, its largest cohort to date. These students will embark on two years of study at one of Sciences Po’s three regional campuses – Reims, Menton, or Le Havre – followed by two years at Columbia University’s Morningside campus in New York City.

This year marks the Program’s sixth year, and incoming students represent 25 countries and speak 20 different languages, attesting to the program’s mission of international education. The newest cohort brings the Dual BA Program’s total enrollment to 247 students, with 117 currently studying at Columbia.

The student government associations on the Sciences Po campuses are preparing for their fellow classmates’ arrival with welcome guides for each respective city in anticipation of integration week. Incoming students will participate in a series of welcome activities, including campus and city tours, social events, and academic lectures. Parents will also be invited to attend an orientation meeting with each of the campuses’ directors.

The Program’s 59 rising juniors will make their transition from Sciences Po to Columbia University this fall, where they will join a close-knit community of Dual BA Program students studying at Columbia. As part of their transition, they will take part in the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP), which will provide information on University resources, academic practices, and many opportunities to meet other students not only from the School of General Studies, but from all of Columbia’s undergraduate colleges.

Overview of the 2016 Entering Class

  • 68 new Dual BA Program students

Citizenship and Residence

  • 40% are international students (holding no citizenship with the United States)
  • Students represent 25 different countries and 18 American states

Secondary School Background

  • 42% attended public U.S. high schools
  • 25% attended public or private international schools (boarding/IB/ non-lycée)
  • 23% attended French lycées (in the U.S. and overseas)
  • 8% attended private U.S. high schools
  • 3% attended a United World College

Sciences Po Campuses

  • 31 will study in the Transatlantic Program at the Reims campus
  • 4 will study in the Euro-Africa Program at the Reims campus
  • 19 students will study in the Middle East and Mediterranean Program at the Menton campus
  • 14 students will study in the Europe-Asia Program at the Le Havre campus
Frederic Mion Addressing Students in Reims