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Columbia University's School of General Studies, founded in 1947, is a private, coeducational university for non-traditional students who wish to pursue an ivy league education.

Website: www.gs.columbia.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,068
Undergraduate
Students
(40.8%) 844 Women
(59.2%) 1,224 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
35% of 696 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
June 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.83
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
32-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$75,609
Tuition and Fees
$59,462
Room and Board
$14,352
Average Percent of Need Met
32%
Average Freshman Award
$19,986
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

New York Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.6% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
12.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.8% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students
20.5%
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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