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UNDERGRADUATE

The School of General Studies of Columbia University is the finest liberal arts college in the United States created specifically for returning and nontraditional students seeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time.

GS is also home to innovative dual and joint degree programs open to all students, including those applying directly from high school, in partnership with List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Sciences Po, Trinity College Dublin, Tel Aviv University, and City University of Hong Kong.

POSTBAC PREMED

The Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States.

With an internationally-recognized faculty, Columbia's commitment to postbaccalaureate premedical and prehealth students is proven by a placement rate of up to 90 percent of our graduates in American medical schools.

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Student Life

GS Student Life provides many programs that explore issues around academics, diversity, wellness, social justice, leadership, civic responsibility, and self-awareness.

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Academic Resource Center
Academic Resource Center

Academic support for GS students including tutoring, help managing reading and writing assignments, research support, time management skills, and more.

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Clinical and Research Positions

Listing of open positions for Postbac Premed Program and undergraduate premedical and prehealth students.

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Transfer Students

In recent years, more than 75 percent of undergraduate students in our entering classes transferred credit to Columbia.

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Veterans Resources and Initiatives

GS makes a traditional Columbia undergraduate education accessible to eligible veterans.

Columbia University School of General Studies nontraditional Bachelor of Arts degree graduates
Give to GS

Your support ensures GS can continue to provide nontraditional students with an unparalleled undergraduate Ivy League education.

Family Members Join New GS Students for Spring 2023 Orientation

On Monday, January 9, parents and family members of new GS students were invited to Columbia University’s Morningside campus to take part in the robust New Student Orientation programming.

In Their Own Words: Creativity on Her Own Terms

As a rising singer and actress in Taiwan, Shiny Lu ‘25GS achieved remarkable success but felt trapped by industry standards. Lu shares how her desire for creative self-expression brought her to Columbia GS, and how her first self-directed music video “2LIPS & BUTTERFLY” is representative of her artistic vision.

GS Alumni and Families Come Together for Homecoming Weekend

On Saturday, October 22, Columbia alumni and their families gathered together to celebrate Homecoming Weekend. 

Upcoming Events

Student Services

There are many resources available to you as a student to help you succeed in your academic career. 

Academic Advising

Undergraduate and Postbac Premed students are matched with a dedicated academic advisor and receive individually-tailored advising to support their academic and career goals.

Academic Resource Center

Dedicated to supporting the diverse nontraditional student body at GS in achieving academic excellence.

Peer Advising

Peer Advisors are available to discuss academics, campus resources, personal concerns, and the transition to the School of General Studies.

Tutoring

Wherever you are on the road to mastery, our tutors are here to help.

Student Organizations

We encourage students to become involved in programs and activities that enhance their educational experience.

Student Lounge

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (with a Columbia ID) to support GS students to study, socialize, and connect.

Information Sessions

Join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about the School of General Studies, including curriculum details, degree requirements, financial aid, and the application process.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, February 01, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 08, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 15, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday, February 17, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Aerial view of the Columbia Morningside Campus looking downtown.

Information Sessions

Join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about the Postbac Premed Program, including curriculum details, program requirements, financial aid, and the application process.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, February 02, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 16, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Contact Us | Visit

The best way to understand GS is to visit us. We recommend that prospective students register for an information session and student-led campus tour to get the most of their visit to Columbia's undergraduate college for nontraditional students.

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Phone: +1 (212) 854-2772
Toll Free: (800) 895-1169

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Columbia University School of General Studies
408 Lewisohn Hall, MC 4101
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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