Columbia University is one of the most frequently
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Columbia is a private, ivy-league research university in New York City, established in 1754, and at its current location since 1896. In fact, Columbia is home to the oldest college in the state of New York. It was the first school in the United States to grant the MD degree, and is home to the Pulitzer Prize committee.
In 2017, Columbia was ranked 8th in the world by both Academic Ranking of World Universities, and U.S. News & World Report.
Columbia is the 3rd most selective university in America, behind only Stanford and Harvard, with an acceptance rate of less than 6 percent. The school currently maintains an enrollment of roughly 28,000 students, most of them involved in post graduate studies.
The university consists of the following 20 colleges:
Notable Columbia graduates include hundreds of distinguished alumni. Among them are many famous scholars, university presidents, actors, architects, artists, athletes, writers, musicians, CEOs, and scientists, as well as several Nobel Laureates, many Pulitzer Prize winners, three U.S. Presidents, and five Founding Fathers of the United States, to name only a few.
Shown above: Alma Mater, a bronze statue on the steps of Butler Library
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Columbia.
Shown above: An aerial view of the campus at night.
1. Where is Columbia University?
The Columbia campus is located at the following physical address:
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY
2. What programs are offered at Columbia University?
Columbia offers Bachelor degree, Masters degree, and Doctoral degree programs in numerous fields of study, including medicine and law.
Here is an list of some undergraduate and post graduate areas of study offered at Columbia:
Above: The Columbia campus, with Butler Library in the background.
3. What courses are taught at Columbia University Law School?
Here is an alphabetical list of the individual courses offered at Columbia Law School:
Above: Columbia Law School graduates
4. How much does it cost to attend Columbia University?
According to the Columbia website, the cost of tuition varies by school, and by degree program. Here are some examples:
Additional fees may also apply. These may include application fees, lab fees, materials fees, technology fees, insurance fees, and others.
Financial aid is frequently available to Columbia students who successfully complete and submit the FAFSA form.
Above: A view from the steps of Low Library
image: Washington Times
5. What is the Columbia University campus like?
Columbia's main campus occupies 32 acres in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan. That may sound small compared to other college campuses in America, but Columbia is actually the 2nd largest land owner in New York City, behind only the Catholic Church.
Being so old, the Columbia campus is adorned with many historic buildings. These include the neo-classically designed Butler Library, the Low Memorial Library, and Philosophy Hall, among others. On-campus housing is available here, although the university also owns many thousand more apartments in Morningside Heights.
The school colors are Columbia blue and white. The student varsity athletes at Columbia are known as the Lions. They play for Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Intercollegiate sports for men and women at Columbia include
Other student organizations include numerous campus publications, a campus radio station, and virtually every type of student interest club you can imagine.
The student body of Columbia is a racially diverse bunch, with less than half of them identifying as Caucasian.
Shown below: The Dance team at Columbia
Above: A view of Morningside Heights in Upper Manhattan, with Columbia in the foreground.
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6. What are the distance learning options at Columbia University?
Distance learning is available at seven schools of Columbia through a program called Columbia Online. Here is a list of the schools that offer online courses and degree programs at Columbia:
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7. What is the contact information for Columbia University?
For general questions, you can reach an operator on the main campus of Columbia by calling 212-854-1754.
To contact the Law School admissions office, call 212-854-2670.
Above: The Columbia Blue Lions logo
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