What does Columbia look for?
The primary requirement for admission into the DPT program is the applicant's ability to successfully complete the three-year curriculum, as judged by the program's admissions committee. No preference is given to in-state versus out-of-state residents.
Applicants who are admitted into the program have:
- Strong academic records.
- Consistency of undergraduate academic performance.
- A firm and clear commitment to physical therapy as demonstrated by work or volunteer experience.
- Maturity and effective interpersonal relationships, as ascertained from the letters of recommendation and the personal interview.