The Columbia Experience
With the tranquility of our beautiful campus and vibrant New York City beyond, the best of both worlds is just steps away.
As New York State’s first university, rooted in one of the world’s most influential cities, Columbia University embodies both history and progress. Here, there is a similar duality in higher learning: study and experience. Students can learn everything New York City has to teach firsthand in guided excursions, from the financial market of Wall Street, to the celebrated productions of Broadway; and from renowned landmarks and museums, to the latest research centers. Beyond the classroom, special opportunities such as featured lectures and writing workshops expose students to expert knowledge delivered by world-class instructors.