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Can anyone tell me if Columbia is a research university?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior who's interested in conducting research during college, and I've been considering applying to Columbia University. However, I'm not sure if it's considered a research university or not. Can anyone provide some insight into this? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're considering research opportunities during college. Yes, Columbia University is considered a research university. In fact, it's one of the most prestigious research institutions in the United States and the world. Research is a significant part of Columbia's mission, and they offer numerous resources, funding, and programs to help students get involved in research activities.

As a student at Columbia, you'd have the opportunity to work on research projects alongside faculty or initiate your own research under faculty guidance. There are research opportunities in various fields, from sciences and engineering to humanities and social sciences. You can also explore Undergraduate Research programs for summer research opportunities and fellowships.

I hope this helps you make an informed decision when applying to colleges. Good luck with the application process, and feel free to reach out if you have further questions!

9 months ago

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