Campus and Student Life

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science attracts and admits an exceptionally interesting, diverse, and multicultural group of students, and it takes steps to provide a campus environment that promotes the continued expansion of each student’s ideas and perspectives.

This begins within the residence halls, in which nearly all first-year undergraduate students live. The University assigns rooms to both Engineering and Columbia College undergraduate students, ensuring that all students will live either with or near a student attending the other program. Once students have moved into their new campus home, they will find themselves part of a residential system that offers undergraduates a network of social and academic support (more information about the residence halls can be found in Student Services.

In addition to robust residential offerings, a blend of academic, educational, social, and cocurricular activities enhances the Columbia experience through integrated efforts of numerous units including the Center for Student Advising, Undergraduate Student Life, Parent and Family Programs, and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

While the School is large enough to support a wide variety of programs, it is also small enough to promote the close interaction among students, faculty, and administration that has created a strong sense of community on campus.