Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University (GSAS). By using the GSAS website, you agree to the terms and conditions enumerated below.

We respect the privacy of your personal information. This privacy policy explains how we collect and use the information of visitors to our website. For more information, you may wish to review the Columbia University IT Policies.

The GSAS website uses cookies, text files that are stored by your web browser in your computer’s hard drive, to enhance and customize your experience. Personally identifiable information is not stored with the cookie. You may adjust your browser’s settings to prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive. Additionally, the GSAS website uses Google Analytics to record information about site traffic. In accordance with the Google Analytics Terms of Service, cookies used to generate analytics data do not record any personally identifiable information.

Personal information that you submit to the GSAS website will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided (e.g., information provided when submitting the admissions application will only be used for admissions purposes).

GSAS will not release information you have voluntarily provided to any third party, unless we have obtained your consent or such release is necessary to comply with federal, state, or municipal law or to protect the rights, property, or safety of members of the Graduate School or University community, or others.

The GSAS website contains links to external sites that are not affiliated with the Graduate School or Columbia University. You may wish to review the privacy policies of those sites, which may vary from the GSAS privacy policy.

Should you have questions about the GSAS privacy policy, please contact gsas-webmaster [at]