Columbia University Background
Founded as Kings College in 1754, Columbia University is the oldest institution of higher learning in the New York State and the fifth oldest in the United States of America. The American Revolution brought the functioning of the college to a halt. However, after eight years it reopened under the new name ‘Columbia’.
Columbia University Programs, Courses, and Schools
Presently the Columbia University campus is located at 116th Street and Broadway. It is a private Ivy League research university and offers a range of courses in various disciplines. It comprises of more than 20 schools conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees- School of Architecture, School of Arts, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Barnard College, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia College, School of Dental Medicine, School of Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, School of General Studies, International and Public Affairs, Jewish Theological Seminary, School of Journalism, School of Law, School of Nursing, School of Professional Studies, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, Teachers College and Union Theological Seminary.
Columbia University USP
There are more than 8,500 undergraduate students and 21,000 students in postgraduate programs. The acceptance rate of the university is 7% and the need-based aid system meets 100% of the students’ demonstrated need.
Columbia University Notable Alumni
Barack Obama (44th President of the United States), Katie Holmes (American actress), David Rockefeller (American banker who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation)
Student Faculty Ratio