Admissions Policies

Application Fee & Waiver Information

The application fee is non-refundable. Applicants are responsible to complete the application by the deadline to be reviewed. Application fee waivers are reviewed on a case by case basis. Applicants must make a request at least a month prior to the deadline and submit documentation of financial constraints to the Admissions Office. Please complete the form (Application Fee Waiver Form) and submit it via e-mail to with Application Fee Waiver in the subject line.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Columbia University admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students in the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, citizenship status, marital status, or Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loans programs, and athletic or other University-administered program.

Admission Testing Information

Testing information can be obtained by writing or calling:

Graduate Record Examinations Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
(609) 771-7670
School Code: 2142

TOEFL/TSE Services
Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
School Code: 9828
Non-Discrimination Policy

Columbia University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin or sex (as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972), or disability (under section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act), in the administration of its educational policies, programs, or activities, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs or employment.


The Housing Office provides on-campus housing for as many incoming students as possible. Although not guaranteed, every effort is made to provide housing to students who are coming to the university and live outside the metropolitan area. General information and housing information/application request cards are distributed at the time of acceptance. General housing information is available at the website above or by calling (212) 304-7000.

International Students, please click here for admissions policies.

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