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Columbia University - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Application for admission includes: (1) the Common Application or the Coalition Application, which both include questions specific to Columbia; (2) a Secondary School Report, including high school transcript and a counselor letter of recommendation, (3) two teacher recommendations (one from a math or science teacher); (4) standardized testing, which can be either the SAT or ACT (the writing section on either exam is not required). The SAT Subject Test scores are not required, but Columbia will accept scores from the exams if you chose to submit them.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Applicants apply to the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, not to individual departments.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Same as general requirement, with the additional requirement for those whose home language is not English and whose primary language of instruction has not been English for at least five years. Those students are required to take an English proficiency examination (either TOEFL or IELTS). If an applicant has a 650 on the Critical Reasoning or Writing sections of the SAT taken before March 2016, 700 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the SAT taken March 2016 or after, or a 29 or higher on the English or Reading sections of the ACT, he or she is exempt from taking an English proficiency examination.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same as above.

Residency Requirements

All transfer students must complete at least 60 points of credit at
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

In addition to the general requirements,applicants must submit (1) transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended; (2) the Common Application Secondary School Final Report; (3) the Common Application College Report from the current institution; and (4) The Common Application Mid-Term report once mid-term grades are available. Transfer applicants can also submit an optional letter of good standing from the college dean or academic advisor. Columbia Engineering transfer candidates are strongly encouraged to have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their mathematics and science courses.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 4
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 22