SAS is an integrated system of software products provided by the SAS Institute, Inc. that enables programmers to perform data entry, data management, statistical analysis, forecasting, quality improvement analysis, project management tasks, data warehousing and decision support. SAS runs on Windows and Linux environments. It does not run on OSX. We sell SAS for 64 bit only.

SAS is licensed under Columbia's discounted pricing agreement with SAS Institute and is available only to current Columbia University affiliates. The software is not available to alumni.

Clients purchasing SAS are responsible for the installation and correct use of the product, as well as understanding hardware and operating system requirements.

Columbia University Medical Center affiliates should send email to for assistance with SAS .

How to Obtain SAS Licenses

Individual License orders/Renewals: For smaller purchases of SAS, please go to the University Bookstore at Lerner Hall. You will receive a voucher to bring, along with your receipt, to 202 Philosophy Hall to pick up the software. Online sales are not available at this time.

All sales are final. Returns or refunds will not be accepted by the Bookstore or CUIT.

Pricing for the 2015-16 License Period

1-9 copies - $185 per license
10-19 copies - $125 per license
20-49 copies - $106 per license
50-99 - $95 per license
100 or more - $85 per license

For quantities of 5 or more, please send email to with your request.

  • One license is the equivalent of either one computer (laptop, desktop) or a single Unix processor.
  • The price is fixed and cannot be pro-rated. The software will not run after the license expires. To get the best possible results and avoid any risk of downtime, please make sure to purchase a renewal at least one month before your license expires.

License Validity Dates

The SAS license is valid for a one year period, from September 1 through August 31. SAS has a 90 day grace period.


Documentation is not included with the media and must be purchased separately through third parties. Please check availability at the Columbia Bookstore or by visiting the vendors' website: SAS Install Center