This is part of our series profiling different graduate degree programs and graduate schools at U.S. universities for international students on an F1 Visa or J1 Visa. This week we profile the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University is in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
- Situated in the global city of New York City, Columbia University is a great option for international students who seek to live in a culturally diverse area.
- New York City is also an urban powerhouse in many facets, including commerce, media and entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, and sports.
- Some of the world’s largest and most notable buildings reside in New York: the Chrysler Building, the One World Trade Center, and the Empire State Building.
What Makes it Special?
A private Ivy League school, Columbia University is one of the most prestigious and selective colleges in the United States. It is the oldest college in New York State and one of nine colleges that were established before the Declaration of Independence. Originally chartered as the King’s College, Columbia has produced many distinguished alumni. Included in the list are 5 Founding Fathers, 3 United States presidents, and 39 Academy Award winners.
As mentioned before, Columbia University is renowned university in the United States. Columbia is ranked number 5 in National Universities and number 6 in Best Value Schools. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering is of great esteem as well, as it ranks number 13 in Best Engineering Schools.
Departments and Programs
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science provides a quality education to its students by utilizing the most innovative technologies and promoting rigorous coursework. Eleven departments are offered in the school and are listed below with links to each of their pages:
- Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
- Computer Science
- Earth and Environmental Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Engineering Program
- Materials Science Program
To see the Masters programs each offers, you should contact someone in your specific department of interest.