Faculty and Students

Our Commitment to

Faculty and Students


Nothing outweighs our commitment to bringing the best students and faculty to Columbia and encouraging their success and enhancing their impact.

Bringing the Best

For their sake and that of a world that urgently needs their talents, we look to bring the highest caliber of students to Columbia regardless of financial background. Scholarships, fellowships, internships, and other forms of financial aid help draw the world’s finest students. Each of Columbia's 16 schools set student aid as a priority. 

Building on Faculty Strengths

The Columbia Commitment to faculty reaches across every Columbia school, campus, and discipline. Whether through endowed professorships or funded research, your contributions renew the wellspring of our academic excellence and creative problem-solving. 

Arts and Sciences Faculty Initiatives

The preeminence of five Columbia schools—Columbia College, the School of General Studies, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional Studies, and the School of the Arts—is built on the 27 academic departments and 40 centers and institutes of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences where faculty expand the boundaries of ideas and understanding. Learn about transformative initiatives in each of these three faculty divisions: the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

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Fostering Championship Performance

We position student-athletes to excel not only while at Columbia but for the rest of their lives. Columbia Athletics commits to providing one of the most supportive athletics programs in the Ivy League. We hire and retain coaches and staff who are expert educators, mentors, and leaders as we promote consistent competitive success. Student-athletes can connect to mentorship and professional opportunities through internships and job placements in Columbia’s unparalleled New York City location.