Columbia University School of the Arts and Columbia University Student Financial Services work carefully with students to arrange the financing of their degrees. Loan packages, fellowships, scholarships and other options are available for eligible students. All financial aid applications must be received by February 15, 2013. Please see the Financing Your Degree page for information and important financial aid application procedures and deadlines.
Tuition for the 2012-13 academic year is detailed here. Please note that this information is for the current academic year, and is likely to rise each upcoming year.
While the School of the Arts does not require applicants to have an advanced degree or professional work experience, applicants who do are certainly considered positively in the review process, and such achievements may enhance candidacy for admission.
The School of the Arts receives applications from students with a wide variety of undergraduate backgrounds. Applicants do not need to have a comprehensive academic background or extensive professional experience in their field, but they must demonstrate familiarity with major issues and artists.
Due to the volume of applicants, the faculty will generally not be able to meet with prospective students. We are happy to arrange for you to speak with a current student (depending on student availability), who can give you insight into the School of the Arts program in which you're interested, campus life and living in New York City. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-854-2134 to schedule an appointment.
It is not possible for prospective students to sit in on classes.
To request a print copy of one of our brochures, please fill out our Request for Information form.
Columbia University offers full campus tours daily. Please see the Visitor Information page for schedules.
School of the Arts admissions representatives are happy to meet with prospective students to discuss programs and admissions policies and procedures. Please email email@example.com or call 212-854-2134 to schedule an appointment.
Additionally, the Visual Arts Program offers tours of facilities during the academic year; please see the Visual Arts Tours page for the schedule. No other programs offer departmental tours.