Columbia University - New York

Columbia University

Received via email 10/18

In this newsletter you'll also find more information about our standardized testing policies, financial aid resources and exciting new initiatives on campus. 



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Applicants may self-report ACT and SAT test scores.

SAT Subject Test scores are not required.

Columbia does not require the optional writing portion of the ACT or SAT.


Review regional officer assignments and connect with your representative. 

News from Morningside Heights 

  • The Eric. H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights challenges students to extend the foundation of the Core Curriculum into a contemporary context by encouraging scholarly inquiry and civic engagement. Its inaugural project addresses the pressing challenges of American voting through events, programs and courses.
  • Columbia and IBM established a new cross-disciplinary research centerdevoted to the future of data sharing; areas of focus include blockchain, encryption, privacy and regulations. The Center also includes an innovation accelerator to allow students to stretch their entrepreneurial muscles with faculty and business leaders. 
  • Columbia alumnus Arthur Ashkin ('47CC) won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work in laser physics, joining a distinguished line of 30 Nobel laureates in physics who have been affiliated with Columbia University.
  • Columbia launched a new website in support of undergraduate well-being. The Live Well | Learn Well website guides students to academic, wellness, spiritual, community and other support services on campus. 


Columbia University

Best of luck as you forge ahead with the recommendation-writing season, and please do not hesitate to reach out to your regional  officer if we can be of any assistance to you.

Best wishes,

Jessica Marinaccio
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid

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