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Columbia University

New York, United States
  • 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
Campus setting Urban
Living cost Information not available
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 5%
Institution type Private

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About Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Campus information

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.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Architecture, Building 2 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 5 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 MBA 1


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