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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

American Language Program

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
504 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway
New York, NY  10027- 

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Host Institution: Columbia University

Host City Size: Over 500,000

Year Established: 1912

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP
 
Phone #: (212) 854-3585

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.sps.columbia.edu/alp/

Application Contact Info: Visit our website to apply. Email questions to: alp@columbia.edu
 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
LI:18000
I:18000
HI:18000
A:18000
BR:18000

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
Business18
University Preparation18

ESP Additional Info: English for Professional Purposes: Business - 3 weeks beginning late July. Bachelor's degree and iBT of 85 (or equivalent) required. Advanced Academic Preparation - 8 weeks in summer. Designed for students about to begin undergraduate or graduate stu

 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
2January
14February
4May
4June
8June
4July
14September

Program Size: 120

Program Size, Summer: 300

Average Class Size: 13

Minimum Class Size: 8

Maximum Class Size: 16

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Americas5.00
Asia60.00
Europe10.00
Middle East/North Africa20.00
Other5.00

Full-time Instructors: 13

Part-time Instructors: 25

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 15

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 13

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 25

Full-time Admin: 4

Part-time Admin: 0

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: US permanent residents, US citizens, F-1 Columbia U students w ESL requirement

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL, Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: 17 years of age (18 for dorm residence); proof of financial ability; must be able to speak, write and understand basic English (the ALP does not teach beginners/level 0 or level 1)

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: I-20 not necessary for the recreational Winter Institute

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: no

Maximum Credits Eligible: 0

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: no

Maximum Credits Avail.: 0

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: no

Academic Admissions Conditions: Separate application to academic department.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: yes

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

Articulation Agreement(s): no

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
27662
36884
73768
1106414

Fees: $235

Insurance Cost: $1139

Insurance Details: Required for stays of six weeks or longer.

Other Costs: Health service: $541 per semester. Spring Health Insurance = $1700 (automatically includes summer)

Financial Aid Available: No

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: no

Housing Costs: $4747

Housing Weeks: 14

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: Double occupancy only.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, expensive

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Additional Info: Flexible

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities

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