- 13 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
- 14 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
- 14 QS World University Rankings 2014
- 14 QS World University Rankings 2013
- 22 QS World University Rankings 2015
- 15 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
- 18 QS World University Rankings 2018
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|Student population||Large (More than 10,000)|
About Columbia University
The mainstreams of Columbia's graduate and undergraduate programs are conducted in Morningside Heights on Seth Low's late-19th century vision of a university. The campus was designed along Beaux-Arts principles by architects McKim, Mead, and White. Columbia's main campus occupies over six city blocks, or 32 acres (13 ha), in Morningside Heights, New York City. The university owns more than 7,800 apartments in Morningside Heights, housing faculty, graduate students, and staff. About two dozen undergraduate dormitories are located on campus or in Morningside Heights. Columbia University has an extensive underground tunnel system more than a century old, with the oldest portions predating the present campus.
The Nicholas Murray Butler Library, generally known as Butler Library, is the largest single library in the Columbia University Library System, and is one of the largest buildings on the campus. Proposed as "South Hall" by the university's former President Nicholas Murray Butler as expansion plans for Low Memorial Library stalled, the new library was funded by Edward Harkness, benefactor of Yale's residential college system, and designed by James Gamble Rogers. As of 2009, Columbia's library system includes more than 10.4 million volumes, making it the eighth largest library system and fifth largest collegiate library system in the United States.
Columbia University is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The main entrance to the Morningside Heights campus is on 116th Street and Broadway.