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Columbia University


Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.


Columbia offers a comprehensive array of academic programs. These include three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, a world-renowned medical center, four affiliated colleges and seminaries, twenty-six libraries, and nearly two hundred research centers and institutes.


Columbia has a long and distinguished history in the discovery of knowledge. We work to foster the continuation of those creative endeavors and to promote an environment that sustains the highest standards of scholarship, learning, and safety.


Students at Columbia University have a wide range of options for employment, including work-study programs, part-time jobs in university departments, internships both on and off campus and teaching or research assistants. 

Columbia's Career Centers prepare graduating students to enter the job market, conduct recruiting events to match you with prospective employers and provide job searching resources for landing the career of your dreams.

Distance Learning Courses

Medicine & Health (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Law (1)

Student services

The Student Service Center is the front-facing office for the University Registrar and Student Financial Services assisting with an array of services for students, faculty, parents, and university administrators and partners. The SSC provides information and services around the following tasks; registration, cross registration, grading, ID development, ordering transcripts, certifications, apostille/notary process, diploma replacement and distribution, billing, payment plan, and tuition and fees. 

Housing services

Columbia Housing offers students a unique opportunity to make the undergraduate residences home and build a close sense of community within the reach of all that New York City has to offer. Housing is provided for approximately 5,600 undergraduate students. 94 percent of all undergraduates and 99 percent of all first-year students live in residence halls. There are 19 undergraduate residence halls and 18 brownstones which house traditional residential students as well as special living communities, located on and around our Morningside campus. In addition, we also provide summer, conference, and guest accommodations.

Library services

The Columbia University Libraries are dedicated to the development of programs, services, spaces, and modes of engagement around technology in scholarship and research across its campuses. Together, these activities comprise a program of Digital Scholarship, which the libraries conduct through interactions in both physical and online venues. 

Medical services

  • Individual Counseling
  • Urgent Mental Health Concerns drop-in
  • Problem-Solving drop-in
  • Primary Care
  • Register with Disability Services
  • STI Testing
  • Urgent Medical Concerns
  • Travel Medicine
  • HIV Testing and Treatment
  • Friend2Friend
  • Support Groups
  • Insurance
  • Immunization Requirements
  • Sexual Assault: Get Support

Campus life

We are a diverse, academic community of more than 40,000 students, faculty, and staff from across the nation and the world, living and learning on dynamic campuses in a great, global city.

Sports facilities

Columbia Athletics is for ambitious and driven •studentathletes who want to compete On the largest stage, underthe brightest lights.

  • Dodge Fitness Center
  • Francis S. Levien Gymnasium
  • Levien Gymnasium
  • Percy Uris Natatorium
  • University Gymnasium "Blue Gym"
  • Baker Athletics Complex Overhead
  • Baker Athletics Complex
  • The Campbell Sports Center
  • Campbell Sports Center
  • Lawrence a. Wien Stadium Header
  • Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence a. Wien Stadium
  • Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium
  • Robertson Field at Satow Stadium
  • Columbia Softball Stadium
  • Columbia Field Hockey Stadium
  • Dick Savitt Tennis Center
  • Bubble at Baker
  • Boathouses
  • Chrystie Field House
  • Irwin Bernstein Memorial Fencing Room
  • Overpeck Park
  • Sl Green Streetsquash
  • Van Cortlandt Park
  • The Armory

Student clubs

Faculty and administrative advisors sponsor a site by approving of the student group request to own a website on the Columbia Sites platform and by signing a service level agreement, and signing a scope of work if necessary.

A service level agreement outlines the services available through the platform and identifies those the group has chosen. It also identifies all parties to the agreement, along with the responsibilities each owes to the other parties regarding the platform. The basic level of service is free.

Columbia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

New York City, New York, United States

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