- Academic Essentials
- Academic Support
- Student Life
- Career Management Center
- Financial Aid
As a Columbia Business School student, you are also eligible for a host of University benefits and services.
Columbia University Arts Initiative
Through the Columbia University Arts Initiative, students receive free admission to participating New York museums through the Passport to New York Program. Additionally, Columbia University Arts Initiative provides students access to low cost and reduced price tickets to some of New York's best cultural attractions.
For more information, visit the CU Arts Home Page.
Stay healthy by hitting the gym. Membership to Dodge Fitness Center is automatic and they offer everything from yoga and kickboxing to kayaking and squash instruction. And if you prefer a more personalized approach, they have a qualified staff of personal trainers who can tailor a program just for you. In addition, you can participate in an intramural league, such as flag football, or join one of 45 various club sports. The facilities include an indoor running track, 25-yard pool, sauna, multi-sport gymnasiums, and a tri-level fitness center with the latest cardiovascular and strength training equipment.
Columbia University Health Services supports the well-being of Columbia Students and the University community. More than 130 people make up the health team, including medical providers, therapists, psychiatrists, disability specialists, health promotion specialists, nutritionists, peer counselors, support staff, and administrative professionals. Students are also eligible for the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan, which offers free preventive care as well as medical healthcare, prescriptions, travel abroad benefits, and more. Health services also offers psychological services, including counseling, consultations, and crisis interventions, all of which adhere to strict standards of confidentiality. Finally, the Office of Disability Services provides support and facilitates equal access for students with disabilities.
International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)
The University's International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) helps students from outside of the United States transition to life here in New York. They provide resources on obtaining visas, paying taxes, acclimating to US and University culture, and much more.
During your time at Columbia, you'll no doubt get to know Watson Library very well. But the University is also home to 21 other libraries, which, together, contain over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 current journals and serials, and an extensive collection of electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, and other nonprint formats. It's no surprise that it ranks as one of the top five academic library systems in the nation.
OSA is your first stop for academic issues here at the Business School, but the University Registrar can also help when it comes to obtaining your transcript, cross-registering for classes outside the Business School, and other academic issues. Check out the University Directory of Classes.
Student Financial Services
The Business School Financial Aid office is here to help you in whatever way we can when it comes to financing your degree. Columbia Student Financial Services also provides useful resources on loans, tuition payment, and work-study opportunities.
The Chaplain's Office in Earl Hall ministers to the individual faiths of Columbia University's diverse community of scholars, students, and staff from many different faith traditions while promoting interfaith and intercultural understanding. The Chaplain's Office is part of the Earl Hall Center, which also includes Columbia Community Impact and United Campus Ministries.