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Columbia University

Essay Requirements

Essay Requirements

In addition to the Coalition Application and the Common Application, students must also respond to Columbia-specific questions to provide the Admissions Committee with a fuller sense of you as a person—including your academic, extracurricular and intellectual interests.


List Questions

For the following questions, students have to list each individual response using commas or semicolons; the items do not have to be numbered or in any specific order. No explanatory text or formatting is needed. All questions have to be answered.

Short Answer Questions

All questions have to be answered.

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