Welcome

Since 1965, Columbia University School of the Arts has offered students an unparalleled opportunity for risk-taking, uniquely combining the intellectual rigors of an 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 exploring the links for information on Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, International, Transfers and Special Circumstances, Tuition and Financial Aid, Policies and Processes, and FAQs.
 
If you would like to schedule a time to meet with an admissions counselor, please e-mail soaadmissions@columbia.edu or call (212) 854-2134.
 
We are here to answer your questions and hope to see your application soon.
 
Julie Dobrow
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
 
Columbia University School of the Arts Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
305 Dodge Hall, MC 1808
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone (212) 854-2134
Fax (212) 854-1309
Email soaadmissions@columbia.edu

Admissions and Financial Aid Staff

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Admissions

Julie Dobrow is currently Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. In this position, she oversees admissions and financial aid strategy and implementation for the graduate Film, Theatre, Writing, and Visual Arts programs. full profile 

Officer, Admissions and Financial Aid, Admissions

Niquette Johnson has served as a Financial Aid and Admissions Officer since 2018. She has worked in higher education since 2006, specializing in admissions and financial aid. full profile 

Admissions Assistant , Admissions

Daaimah Mubashshir has served as an Admissions Assistant since 2019. She received her MFA in Playwriting from the Columbia University School of the Arts and is a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. full profile 

Assistant Manager, Student Appointments & Payroll, Business

Anish Patel has served as Payroll Assistant to the Deans Office since 2017. Before coming to the School of the Arts, he worked in Administrative Office of the Executive Vice President as a Finance Assistant. full profile 

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Admissions

Kenny Wong joined the School of the Arts in 2008 and has served in Admissions and Financial Aid since 2010. Prior to joining the School of the Arts, he worked as a stock trader and has degree in finance. full profile