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Is Columbia a research university?

Hey guys! I'm a high school junior and I'm really interested in attending Columbia. I wanted to know if it's considered a research university because I'm interested in pursuing research during my college years. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hi there! Yes, Columbia is indeed considered a research university. The university has a strong commitment to research, and it is one of the core aspects of their educational experience.

Columbia offers undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in research across a wide range of disciplines. You can find research experiences not only in the natural sciences, but also in the humanities, social sciences, and engineering fields.

One example is the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, which is offered in various departments like earth and environmental sciences, physics, biology, and more. You'll also find many research-focused clubs and organizations on campus that you can join.

I hope this helps in confirming your interest in Columbia! Best of luck with your college search and application process.

9 months ago

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