Prospective Student Info

Thank you for your interest in Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. From the school's vibrant home in the heart of New York City, our inspiring faculty and students are committed to shaping a more equitable, sustainable, and creative world by engaging architecture and the built environment from a range of diverse global perspectives.
Connect with GSAPP

Introduce yourself to receive admissions-related news and information as well as information about events in New York and elsewhere.

Register for student-led tours of GSAPP each Friday in December, or come anytime to see the Columbia campus.

Dean Amale Andraos will host a Live-streamed Information Session for prospective students on December 14 from 1 to 2pm. She will be joined by three current GSAPP students who will share their experiences and answer your questions. Please register in advance to participate. You can browse the work of the participating students in advance: they are Tonia Sing Chi, Matthew Davis, and Abraham Murrell.

If you are in New York, please join us for M.Arch Final Reviews taking place December 4–13 to see the latest work of our current students. Please register in advance as space is limited.

Meet the students via our Google Group and connect with current faculty through their respective academic program offices listed at the bottom of the page.

The exhibition No. 9 by Frida Escobedo is on view through January 19 at the school's Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, and we hope you can join our upcoming public programs listed on the Events Calendar.

Follow our Instagram feed for images of student work and more, and also see the Core I account dedicated to first-year M.Arch activity.

Apply to GSAPP

First, familiarize yourself with how to apply.

Then create an account to begin your online application.

Make sure to keep an eye on the Application Deadlines and Degree Requirements.

If you're stuck, please check the Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have any unresolved questions, please contact us at the appropriate office listed at the bottom of this page.

Cost of Attendance

Financial Aid and Additional Sources of Support, Tuition and Fees.
Information for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Information for international students.

Columbia University's fee schedule.

Learn More

Read the Letter from Dean Amale Andraos.

Browse our growing database of recent student work.

See the complete current and recent course offerings.

Read the biographies of our full-time and visiting faculty.

Get to know the faculty and students further by listening to GSAPP Conversations podcasts.

Past lectures and conferences are archived on the GSAPP YouTube channel.

Administrative Contacts

Admissions 212-854-3450

Academic and Student Affairs 212-854-3450

Alumni and Development 212-854-9543

Career Services 212-854-9578


Dean's Office and Faculty Affairs 212-854-3473

Events and Public Programs 212-854-9248


Publications 212-854-2388

GSAPP in the News
Dec 6
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Professor Emeritus and Dean from 1972-1987 James Stewart Polshek awarded the 2018 AIA Gold Medal, the Institute's highest honor

"James Stewart Polshek has had a remarkably generous career—he has empowered generations of students through Columbia University, which he made a significant impact on, and also through his practice, which has brought together talented architects and allowed them to do their very best work," says AIA's executive vice president and CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA. "In his own role as an architect, critic, and teacher, that studio has now grown and flourished so his legacy is broad. It isn’t only his individual design work, which is excellent, but the generosity of his academic spirit that has imbued an entire office and inspired other people to do their best."

"Polshek’s sensitivity as an architect and his willingness to give credit to others—whether they be his clients, staff or collaborators — have helped restore the promise that architecture can be an uplifting force in the world. Everywhere that he has worked, and throughout his eloquent writings, he has raised the level of discussion while pursuing an unambiguous goal of architecture as a healing art," says the AIA press release announcing the award.

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