Housing

New York City’s many and diverse neighborhoods, combined with an extensive public transportation system, offer a variety of housing options that are convenient to Columbia University’s campus in Manhattan. The School of Professional Studies has limited housing availability for students who are enrolled full time in a Master of Science program on campus. We do not offer family housing. Columbia’s Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office is a good resource for students seeking alternative housing.

SPS Housing

SPS offers housing within St. George Towers in Brooklyn Heights, a 30 minute train ride from the Columbia Morningside campus. Students residing in the St. George Weller housing have access to a community center on the building’s main floor, with a large kitchen, study space, screening room, and lounge with pool table and TV. Residents are eligible for a complimentary membership to the athletic club located next door. Student rooms are furnished, double-occupancy (shared) dorm rooms. These rooms include a bathroom, full refrigerator, and television.

The St. George Weller housing residence is located at 55 Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights, a beautiful historic neighborhood in Brooklyn just one stop off the 2/3 subway line, with breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan skyline, and Brooklyn Bridge. The neighborhood boasts a half-mile waterfront promenade, inviting coffee shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, and great places to eat. There are plenty of places to walk, bike, skate, or jog.

SPS Housing Application

A housing application link with log-in information is provided to students upon admission. Students seeking SPS housing should complete the application and typically will be notified if housing is available, or if they have been placed on a waitlist, within five business days of submission. Students who are offered housing must pay a non-refundable $1,000 deposit within five business days from the date of the offer, in order to secure their housing assignment.

SPS Housing Cost and Contract

Housing contracts are set for one academic year (fall and spring semesters only). Bills are payable in monthly installments, semester installments, or academic year payments. Monthly installments are $1,714 per month.

Columbia’s Off-Campus Housing Assistance Office

Columbia’s Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) office maintains an online database of available apartments and rooms for rent in the greater New York metropolitan area. A University Network ID (UNI) is required to sign up for OCHA; if you are a new student, activate your UNI account here. If you are a recently admitted student and you do not have a UNI yet, you may create a guest account.