All undergraduate students apply to Columbia Engineering through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Choose your student admission type from the options below to learn more about the specific application process.

First-Year Admission

Get an in-depth look at what we look for in a Columbia Engineering candidate and our requirements for first-year applications. We offer an Early Decision admissions deadline if you know Columbia Engineering is your first choice.

Transfer Admission

Thinking of transferring from another institution? Learn about requirements for transfer admission.

International Student Admission

Columbia is home to a wide-ranging international student body represented by undergraduates from more than 90 countries. If you are an international student, learn about our undergraduate application requirements for admission.

Combined Plan Admission

The Columbia Combined Plan program enables students to receive both a liberal arts and an engineering education, getting the best of what each educational experience has to offer. Students will receive a BA degree in a liberal arts field from their home institution as well as a BS in an engineering discipline from Columbia.

Learn about admissions requirements for the Combined Plan program.

Visiting Student Program Admission

The Visiting Student Program at Columbia Engineering is an opportunity for students to broaden their college experience and supplement the undergraduate programs at their home institutions by studying at Columbia for up to two semesters. If you attend a college or university in the United States, apply to the program through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you attend an institution outside the United States, apply through Columbia Engineering.

Financial Aid for Undergraduates

We help all Columbia Engineering students develop a plan to pay for college and achieve their goals of pursuing a world-class education at Columbia University. Learn more about our need-based financial aid.


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