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Columbia University Programs in Physical Therapy
617 West 168th Street The Georgian Building, 3rd Floor New York NY 10032 United States
Phone+1 212.305.0470
Fax+1 212.305.4569
Private
CAPTE Accredited

This page is intended for students in their senior year of undergraduate study and college graduates ONLY.

Program Description

The Columbia University Doctor of Physical Therapy program is one of the nation's oldest programs and the only Program in the Ivy League conference. The Program resides within the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, closely affiliated with New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center & Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital - all top-rated US hospitals. Students and faculty collaborate with an interprofessional community of health professionals to discover, educate, care for, and lead in this stimulating New York City environment.

The 33-month Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum consists of 6 didactic semesters and 4 full-time clinical education experiences lasting a combined 36 weeks. The curriculum provides an opportunity for each student to customize the entry-level physical therapy education by selecting an orthopedic, neurologic, or pediatric specialty track and selecting electives to develop both breadth and depth of knowledge and skills. The program faculty consists of board-certified clinical specialists, award-winning educators, internationally recognized researchers, and national leaders. Student learning is enriched by a world-class medical library, contemporary educational technology, service learning opportunities, and clinical education sites that include major national medical centers and children's hospitals, international hospitals on 3 continents, Major League Baseball spring training camps, and dance centers.

Columbia University graduates are prepared as autonomous clinicians, have an excellent record of success on the licensing examination, and are highly sought after as employees. Our recent graduates have gone on to work for our nation's most renowned medical centers and children's hospitals, a major pop singer on tour, a Super Bowl-winning football team, several USA Olympic teams, and Broadway shows, as well as, several foreign countries.

Interested applicants should explore the Program's website at:

http://www.columbiaphysicaltherapy.org/

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$1,000
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is non-refundable but is credited to the Fall Year I tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Yes
Additional information about rolling deposits
The first deposit is due on January 15th.  Acceptances after Jan 15th must send the deposit within 10 days.
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$144131
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$144131
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
75
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
73
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
32%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
66%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
2%
Sex
% Male
30%
% Female 
70%
% Declining to State
0%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
15%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
% Asian
25%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
5%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
49%
% Two or More Races 
5%
% Declining to State 
0%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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Founded1942
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