Skip navigation Jump to main navigation

Spring 2021 Advisory

Find the latest information SPS's plans for the Spring and University resources. Message from the Dean.
Close alert


Because of changes due to covid-19, ALP students are not eligible to stay in Columbia Housing or Columbia Residential units. Please see below for a list of non-Columbia housing options. 

Columbia Residential Units: Spring, Summer, Fall

ALP students are not eligible for Columbia Residential units at this time.

Columbia Housing Units: Summer only

Due to changes in campus operations, the University has made the difficult decision not to offer summer housing for ALP Summer 2020.

Off Campus Housing Assistance

A registry of off-campus accommodations, which may include apartments for rent, as well as private rooms for subletting, some of which are close to the Columbia campus. Generally, you will need your University Network ID (UNI) and password to access this online listing. Phone: 212-854-2773

Other Non-Columbia Housing Options

The following resources are not connected to Columbia University. Columbia assumes no responsibility in connection with any rental agreement or services provided by the listings below. 

  • Take care to avoid dishonest businesses and scams.
  • Make sure you have a contract / lease with your landlord. 
  • Most landlords in New York City require first month + security deposit, but do NOT require payment in advance for multiple months.

Click on the '+' below to see the list

Connect with Us

Learn more about the American Language Program at Columbia University or contact the program advisor.

Request more information

Apply to the American Language Program

Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

Learn more