Applying to Columbia?

Information for Prospective Undergraduate Students (Applicants to Columbia College, Columbia School of General Studies, Barnard College, SEAS with Music Minor, CU/Juilliard Joint Programs).

If you are (or your child is) considering applying to Columbia College, Barnard College, the Columbia School of General Studies, or the Fu School of Engineering as an undergraduate, and you have questions about opportunities for undergraduate musicians at Columbia, our FAQ page is intended to help you find the answers you need. There are few subjects about which the Department gets more inquiries.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Office Representative for Applicants to Columbia College Interested in Music

  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • General Inquiries: ugrad-ask [at]

  • Office of Admissions (undergraduates): rmt2138 [at]
  • Phone: 212-854-2522
  • Office Address: 212 Hamilton Hall

If you are considering applying to Columbia College and have a specific interest in music (whether as a potential major or not), please contact the College Admissions Office with all initial inquiries. The Music Department's office staff and faculty members cannot advise or answer questions on the specifics of the admissions process, and we do not interview or audition College applicants in person. We are happy to answer questions about our curriculum and the performance opportunities we provide.

Contact Admissions:

ugrad-ask [at]