• Students must have proof of their senior secondary school transcripts with a minimum B average.
  • Students are required to maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your native language and you are attending a school where English is not the language of instruction, you must use 100/120 score in TOEFL,  average score 7.5/9 in IELTS, 1410/1600 in SAT, 31/36 average score in ACT, 125/140 average score in Duolingo, or minimun GPA 3.0/4. You are not required to take the test if English is your native language or if you have spent at least three years at a secondary school where English is the primary language of instruction.

Required Documents

  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
Columbia University - Computer Science
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