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Choosing Schools

The first criterion is purely geographic: a majority of medical, dental and veterinary schools are state-supported and accept very few out-of-state applicants.

The Application Essay: Personal Statement

The "personal statement" is very open: there are no set rules for its content.

Major Myths and Misconceptions

Myth: The major I choose will determine my career options

The selection of an undergraduate major may not determine a lifelong career

Exploring Majors

Step 1: Assess your interests and abilities

Art of Engineering was probably one of your first opportunities to learn more about your own interests in engineer

The Core Curriculum - Science

The science component of the Core is designed to provide all students with an introduction to some of the most exciting developments in contemporary science while inculcating an appreciation for sc

The Core Curriculum - University Writing

University Writing, with its focus on academic reading and writing, complements the other courses in

The Core Curriculum - Foreign Language

The key to every Columbia student’s liberal arts experience is a solid knowledge of at least one foreign language and culture.

The Core Curriculum - Masterpieces of Western Music

Through analysis and discussion, Music Humanities introduces students to representative musical works from

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