Columbia University, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science: Narrative Description

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, THE FU FOUNDATION SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE N-34

500 West 120th St.
New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212)854-1754
Admissions: (212)854-2522
Fax: (212)854-1209
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.engineering.columbia.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Part of Columbia University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1864. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,387. Faculty: (137 full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 2,252 applied, 28% were admitted. 90% from top 10% of their high school class, 99% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 136 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,387 students, 26% women, 74% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 59 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 33% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 0% 25 or older, 99% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 96% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; social sciences and history; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test. Recommended: interview. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadlines: 1/2, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/4, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $40,538 includes full-time tuition ($30,260), mandatory fees ($1212), and college room and board ($9066). College room only: $5290. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 300 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, coed fraternities; 19% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: community service, cultural organizations, performing arts. Major annual events: Bacchanal (Spring Fest), Activities Day, Columbia Community Outreach. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, 24-hour ID check at door. 5,000 college housing spaces available; 98 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Butler Library plus 20 others with 7.2 million books, 5.1 million microform titles, 66,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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Columbia University, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science: Narrative Description