Since 1965, Columbia University School of the Arts has offered students an unparalleled opportunity for risk-taking, uniquely combining the intellectual rigors of an urban Ivy League institution with the limitless opportunities provided by our location in New York City, one of the great cultural capitals of the world.


We invite you to become part of our exciting and diverse community of artists and arts scholars by taking the first step and interacting with our Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.




Answers to many of your admissions questions can be found on these pages.  If you would like to schedule a time to meet with an admissions counselor, please e-mail admissions-arts@columbia.edu or call (212) 854-2134.



Financial Aid


The School of the Arts’ Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the information you need to make informed choices regarding your educational, artistic and financial future.

We believe that an education at the School of the Arts is an investment that serves as a springboard for a lifetime of personal, intellectual, and professional growth and accomplishment. We realize that the cost of this investment will require thoughtful financial planning. We are committed to helping you find ways to make this education possible throughout your program of study.  For more information, please visit the “Financing Your Degree” page.