Columbia University

Columbia University

University, College Administrative Building, and College Library
Morningside Heights, New York
  • Ravi K.
    "Beautiful campus - great faculties."(4 Tips)
    Christopher C. B.
    "The South Lawn is such a great place to sit!!"(2 Tips)
    Tariq A.
    "Alma Mater statue also here on campus."(2 Tips)
    Vadim L.
    "old library and watch for celebrities on campus."(2 Tips)
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    HISTORYOctober 3, 2012
    Columbia University is the oldest institution of high learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 11, 2013
    When we're in the area on a nice summer day, we like to sit outside on the steps or the south lawn with a coffee and do some prime people watching.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 23, 2016
    Stop by the Columbia University campus in Morningside Heights to get a glimpse of some of our nation’s brightest hard at work. Run through this campus to get a little knowledge! Read more
  • boonlalala
    boonlalalaJanuary 22, 2014
    a mix of modern and acient in large area. it has an authentic charm and atmosphere that a university shoud have. worthy a visit!
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusNovember 9, 2011
    Take a trip up to Columbia to sit and enjoy the wide scale architecture reminiscent of a Roman Piazza, as suggested by NYC’s Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. Read more on MetroFocus. Read more
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzNovember 30, 2016
    Great campus of one of the premier schools in the world, the two libraries and statue presiding over everything
  • Doug L.
    Doug LorahFebruary 5, 2015
    If you are an aspiring actor in NYC, go to Dodge Hall at Columbia. It's the arts building. There are bulletin boards in the stairwells that have casting calls.
  • Paul
    PaulAugust 27, 2014
    Looking for an internship? what about a learning internship in France assisting the project director of a volunteers project in South west France. 4-12 weeks with or without credit apply now at.... Read more
  • Harry A.
    Search for the owl, it will grant you wisdom. Tradition says whoever finds it will be the valedictorian in his/her class
  • Alissa D.
    Alissa D.May 19, 2013
    You havent really lived til youve used a portopotty in the dark, in the rain, in the middle of New York City. (this is a convocation-specific tip)
  • Fabio
    FabioOctober 26, 2013
    Grab a coffee an sit on the steps of the old library and watch ........... It is great. Love people in here!
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit on the steps outside the library. Great place to relax and watch people go by. Alma Mater statue also here on campus.
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    Likeable MediaOctober 4, 2011
    Who knows social media better than YOU? If you love Facebook, Twitter, and Marketing you should apply to be a Buzz Builder @LikeableMedia! To learn more about the internship, email
  • Chris L.
    Chris LicataAugust 7, 2014
    Dr. Peter Venkman's office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 pm.
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie SutherlandSeptember 21, 2013
    See if you can find the owl hidden in the Alma Mater statue!
  • mixsee
    mixseeSeptember 23, 2013
    Check out Columbia's Campus Guide. Your guide to the most important places on campus. Welcome to Columbia University! Read more
  • Nabeel
    NabeelMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The funky statues are on the Amsterdam overpass at 117th St. The classic Thinker statue is on campus, too.
  • Bolivar M.
    Bolivar MarquezJune 23, 2014
    Columbia has a wifi Service free for guests. If You go to attend a seminar or course ask for it.
  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike BloombergFebruary 16, 2012
    On 11/3/11, I met w/ Mayors of Bangalore, Bucharest, Budapest, Cape Town, Geneva, Ho Chi Minh City, and Johannesberg before the NYC Global Partners Summit:
  • Daniela R.
    Excellent place for study. Amazing library.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CFebruary 6, 2015
    Beautiful campus. I love the statue in front of the philo building.
  • Nayef A.
    Nayef AlharbiJanuary 10
    Very nice building and good location. I wish to study here onetime.
  • Mike S.
    Mike StillMay 9, 2011
    Right before they close they throw out all of the unpurchased diplomas for the day. Grab an employee and you can usually get a bag of unissued diplomas!
  • Roman B.
    Roman BelovApril 3, 2013
    Splendid. Try sitting on these steps and imagine you're young Barack Obama.
  • Selin D.
    Selin DoganalpNovember 12, 2013
    There is an owl hidden in the alma matter statue! Find and touch it! :)
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhApril 14, 2015
    One of the greatest institutions in New York, in the U.S. & in the world .
  • Chad M.
    Chad MillerApril 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    When Allen Ginsberg had his mystic vision in the Columbia Bookstore it was located in the basement of Journalism. It’s since become a Barnes and Noble and moved to the basement of Lerner.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUNovember 16, 2012
    We would visit, but we don't travel upstate too often.
  • Kim M.
    Kim ManisMay 23, 2014
    Where Kim went to college! If you find the owl in Alma Mater's robe, you'll become class valedictorian.
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 14, 2014
    The central square is beautiful, sadly the library is not visitable for non-students
  • Lewis C.
    Lewis ChiltonApril 19, 2012
    The best place in NYC on a sunny spring day ... the steps at Low Library
  • NBC Politics
    NBC PoliticsJune 14, 2012
    On May 14th, President Obama gave the commencement address to Barnard College's all-female class of 2012 on his alma mater's Columbia University's campus.
  • Tiara W.
    Tiara Winter-SchorrApril 12, 2014
    sit on the steps of alma mater for a gorgeous night view of Butler Library.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesSeptember 28, 2012
    Did you know Dwight Eisenhower was President of Columbia before he was President of the United States. Read more
  • Keith K.
    Keith KaplanApril 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the stairs and do some people watching. You'd be surprised who you see.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobinsonNovember 28, 2011
    This Ivy League school is the latest filming spot of Gossip Girl, with Nate Archibald, Blair Waldorf, and Serena Van Der Woodsen in attendance. Can you find the Hamilton House?
  • Dontré C.
    Dontré ConerlySeptember 21, 2010
    It's really Harlem, despite the elitist, isolationist attitude of the Ivy Leagers. And that expansion up the west side--yeah, that's Harlem, too!
  • NBC Politics
    NBC PoliticsJune 14, 2012
    President Obama gave the commencement address to Barnard College's all-female class of 2012 on his alma mater's Columbia University's campus.
  • Thump
    ThumpJuly 27, 2013
    Have a towel with you so you can read while laying on the manicured grass!
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    Established in 1754, Columbia was the first university in New York State and is home to the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best to enjoy the architecture on a walk at night
  • ESL T.
    ESL TravelerNovember 23, 2012
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  • Tuyen T.
    Tuyen ThanMarch 20, 2014
    The bookstore where Clementine works, and where she doesn't recognize Joel --- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Alexandra T.
    Alexandra TritzAugust 12, 2016
    Awesome When it's sunny, took lots of pictures !
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsMay 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful campus. I feel lucky to go here!
  • Barnes N.
    Barnes NobleDecember 2, 2011
    Be sure to rent your textbooks from the bookstore this term and save more than 50% off!
  • Mohammad A.
    Mohammad Al-absaiMarch 6, 2015
    Such a beautiful, and enormous campus!
  • Best Delegate
    Best DelegateSeptember 6, 2011
    Hosts the annual Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition (CMUNCE) and Columbia Model UN in NY (CMUNNY) conferences.
  • Rasha S.
    Rasha SalemMay 12, 2015
    campus is great in spring
  • Shawnie
    ShawnieMay 31, 2012
    The steps in front of the library is the best place to study.
  • Blake S.
    Blake ShawAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Order ham del to alma mater when you are sitting on the steps!
  • Alison Z.
    Alison ZamoraOctober 23, 2012
    Discover what it's like to have your mind feel like fireworks!
  • Presidential Libraries
    Presidential LibrariesNovember 7, 2011
    When Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed the bar in 1907, he left Columbia's law school without taking a degree.
  • John M.
    John MorrisonMarch 29, 2009
    Go here late at night and just sit on the sundial, take in the architecture and relax. If you need a bathroom, ask a security guard, they'll let you into the law school.
  • Learning Leaders
    Learning LeadersSeptember 15, 2011
    Every September, allows Learning Leaders to hole its Annual Opening Meeting. Check it out!
  • Ravi K.
    Ravi KumarSeptember 15, 2011
    Beautiful campus - great faculties.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJune 22
    Been here 10+ times
    the campus is beautiful and exciting
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DanielFebruary 6, 2013
    Philosophy department #wifi #quiet #tables #good energy
  • Lady S.
    Lady SmileJuly 11, 2016
    Miss tracking up the hills to class sometimes.
  • ABC News
    ABC NewsApril 17, 2011
    "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos graduated from Columbia in 1982 and "GMA" newsreader Josh Elliott received a masters in journalism in 1999. Read more
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Columbia I love you, but you're bringing me down.
  • DC G.
    DC GriffApril 11, 2011
    Cleanest bathroom is in the architecture library, first floor.
  • Diego F.
    Diego FMarch 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great and beautiful university
  • Nati O.
    Nati OviedoApril 26, 2013
    The University should have free wifi around the campus. Right?
  • China Daily USA
    China Daily USAApril 7, 2011
    Ken Davies at Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, suggests that China should further open up its service sectors to foreign investors. Read more
  • Natalia
    NataliaJanuary 1, 2015
    On December the Xmas lights is so cool!
  • Çağrı Koray Ö.
    Love the campus☺️❤️
  • Brigette K.
    Brigette K.August 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The libraries are a great place to work!
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Massive selection of merchandise.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
  • Marcus H.
    Marcus HanssonOctober 10, 2014
    A good walk.
  • Urban E.
    Urban EdgeApril 27, 2010
    Having a hard time finding a place to live? Check out the free apartment listings on Urban Edge. Read more
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoApril 4, 2011
    This campus is like an oasis in the middle of the city. Read more
  • Einstein A.
    Einstein AlbertJune 13, 2014
    No place of which, would provide you better lectures
  • Franklin R.
    Franklin RJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Its an expensive place to be and to live next to
  • Adna
    AdnaNovember 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful campus with lawns.
  • Jhonson S.
    Jhonson SmithOctober 16, 2014
    Hotmail Phone Number 1-844-609-0909 Hotmail Tech Support
  • Ludivine N.
    Ludivine NohalesOctober 31, 2014
    Awesome, beautiful
  • Valeska
    ValeskaApril 20, 2011
    The East Campus has the best view.
  • Mz.Ladie F.
    Mz.Ladie FiyahJuly 17, 2010
    They have a lot of events for families here.
  • Ramzi A.
    Ramzi AbdochSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Peter Thiel Event in Roone
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartMarch 23, 2013
    In the Spiderman movies, Peter Parker attends Columbia University.
  • Thump
    ThumpJuly 27, 2013
    The movie spiderman was shot here!
  • Cyn L.
    Cyn LannersAugust 17, 2011
    Walking thru Columbia campus on the way to Grant's Tomb
  • Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
    Home of the Mu Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Vadim L.
    Vadim LavrusikAugust 27, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Grab some coffee an sit on the steps of the old library and watch for celebrities on campus.
  • Iro P.
    Iro ProdromouApril 15, 2015
    Fun under the sun!
  • Cydney H.
    Cydney HedgpethApril 19, 2011
    Spring days rule harder here than anywhere else.
  • James J.
    James JNovember 15, 2014
    I know someone who went here
  • Christopher C. B.
    The South Lawn is such a great place to sit!!
  • King C.
    King Clement XIII ♚July 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Side gates close at 7pm
  • Meilani C.
    Meilani ChandraMay 7, 2012
    great place
  • Roberto J.
    Roberto Juárez-GarzaNovember 6, 2010
    Open free wi-fi, campuswide.
  • Cam C.
    Cam CrossJune 18, 2009
    go here to study, take science classes, and generally nerd it up hardcore, with cigarette breaks as desired.
  • Reggie W.
    Reggie WilliamsAugust 6, 2009
    Relax on low steps or go visit the business school to see the money statue. learn something!
  • Ron C.
    Ron CaldwellFebruary 4, 2010
    Typical Barnes & Noble university-style. Student & faculty discount.
  • Kadeem P.
    Kadeem PetersSeptember 15, 2014
  • Dave J.
    Dave JohnsonFebruary 23, 2013
  • Veronica N.
    Veronica NgJune 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    no idea, because i just got accepted!
  • Myer
    MyerAugust 12, 2015
    School's alright but overpriced ;)
  • Nikola V.
    Nikola VacicApril 20, 2012
  • Jarid M.
    Jarid MagedNovember 25, 2010
    get a degree here.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrookOctober 15, 2010
    Brad's Cafe - J-School
  • G L.
    G LopezSeptember 11, 2010
    CUIT projects and projects
  • Jason L.
    Jason LamudaOctober 14, 2009
    sit at the stairs and chill out
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DiFilipoAugust 26, 2009
    great place to learn cool stuff
  • Sorapan B.
    Sorapan BunnagAugust 2, 2010
    Learn here
  • David S.
    David SchachMay 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    CU Reunion - try hard not to drink too much.
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos BatlleMarch 12, 2015
  • Fábio E.
    Fábio E PJanuary 21, 2015
    o campus da COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY é a maior propriedade privada de NYC, são dezenas de prédios que dão todo o "clima" de um campus! para quem curte a BOOKSTORE vende muitas camisetas bem exclusivas!
  • Bárbara C.
    Bárbara CaparrozAugust 10, 2014
    Vale a desviada de midtown para conhecer uma universidade linda, em um bairro bastante diferente.
  • VJ_VirinZy M.
    VJ_VirinZy MusicStyleApril 29, 2012
    เช็คอินที่มหาลัยไหนก็ได้พร้อม shout ว่า "Graduation" (Venue Category "Unitversity" ไอคอนเป็นสัญลักษณ์รูปหมวกปริญญา)
  • Bolivar M.
    Bolivar MarquezApril 30, 2014
    Caminar de la entrada en Amsterdam Ave hasta Uris Hall durante el otoño es muy agradable
  • Gauthier D.
    Gauthier DuquesneJuly 13, 2014
    Sympa sympa
  • Juan Pablo D.
    Juan Pablo De SantisMarch 19, 2015
    Estudiar periodismo
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