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Columbia College is the Ivy League school on Broadway. As a small College in a large research university, it offers a wide range of majors, a nationally known Core Curriculum, an international city as an extended classroom, and a residential experience designed to enable students to learn extensively from each other. Assisted by its need-blind admissions and full-need financial aid policies, the College enrolls one of the most diverse student bodies among its peers. Since 1754, Columbia’s original school has been graduating students who are recognized for their independent voices, creative imaginations, civic concerns, leadership capacities, urban expertise, and adaptable skills. Through Campaign gifts supporting financial aid, student programs, faculty projects, donors will renew that tradition for generations to come.
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The College Fund
Support for financial aid, student services, and the Core Curriculum—areas that directly affect the lives of undergraduate students—maintain Columbia College’s distinctive strengths and help retain its position as a global leader in higher education.
Your gift can be allocated by the College to the area of greatest immediate need, or designated for financial aid, student affairs, the Core Curriculum, internships, or the Parents Fund. Alumni, parents and friends may join the John Jay Associates with a gift of $1,500 or more, while gifts of $25,000 or more bring membership in the Dean’s Circle.
Named Current-Year Scholarship
Help fund a need-based scholarship for a Columbia College student this year.
Support the College's need-blind admissions and full-need financial aid policies, enabling Columbia to continue to enroll one of the most economically, ethnically, and racially diverse student bodies among its peers.
Department Development Endowment Fund
Endow a specific discipline or program with funds for research, special events, or curriculum development.
Named Internship Endowment
Help students train for dream careers.
Scholarships 101 Challenge
Matching your gift for current or endowed financial aid.
Our enhanced program of financial aid relies on support from alumni, parents, and friends. Whether you donate money for immediate use or establish an endowed fund for the future, you‚re supporting our highest priority - keeping Columbia College accessible to all qualified students. And, thanks to a program established by the late John Kluge '37CC, your gift will be matched with additional endowed funds in your name.
Endowed Postdoctoral Core Lectureship
Enhance teaching in the Core Curriculum, whether in Frontiers of Science, Contemporary Civilization, or Literature Humanities.