CSSW Council of Deans Issues Call to Action to Address Anti-Black Racism


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Student Body

There are about 800 students in residence at the Columbia School of Social Work during any given term, ranging in age from their early 20s to early 60s (the average age is mid-20s). Around 85 percent of our student body is female; about 12–15 percent come from 30 nations besides the U.S. and speak 25 languages. More than a third of the student community is made up of students of color (e.g., African American, Asian American, Hispanic, biracial). Most students belong to at least one of the more than twenty caucuses and student groups.

For a more specific picture of our student body, go to news feature on the entering class of 2014.