New York / Paris Admissions Requirements

The program is designed for students who have completed their sophomore year at an accredited college or university or students who have received a bachelor's degree. Previous study in architecture, planning, or preservation is not required. Undergraduate students must have the written support of their home institution.

To apply for admission, the student should complete the online application and submit the following materials to the Office of Admissions: official transcript of academic record, letter of recommendation from the major adviser, academic dean, or business reference (current employer), supporting the application to the program and attesting to the student's ability to live and study abroad, and a $75 nonrefundable application fee payable to Columbia University. Admissions decisions are emailed out shortly after all application materials are received.

Although there is a Rolling Admissions policy students are encouraged to apply early as there are limited number of spaces in the program. 


DEADLINE:  Rolling Admission

1. On-line application (https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=COL-ARCH)*
2. Application Fee ($75.00 US)*
3. One letter of recommendation*
4. Personal Statement*
5. Transcripts in English*
6.  International Students Only: TOEFL  (Minimum score: 100 IBT, 250 CBT, 600 PBT)
*  indicates materials that should be submitted online

Download the NY/Paris Checklist of Required Materials


Tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $17,250 per semester. Limited scholarships are available. If applying for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application form available online through the ApplyYourself application account. 
Click here for the Online Application

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