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Columbia University

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university located in Morningside Heights, New York. Approximately 8,500 undergraduates and 20,000 postgraduates attend Columbia. One fun fact about Columbia University…it administers the Pulitzer Prize every year.

“Columbia has a “primal scream” the first night of finals, among many other traditions.”

Caroline, recent alum

Notable Alumni

  • Barack Obama – Former President of the United States
  • Milton Friedman – Economist
  • Mary Robinson – Former President of Ireland
  • Warren Buffett – Investor and President of Berkshire Hathaway
  • Joseph Heller – Author (Catch-22)
  • Kathryn Bigelow – Director and Producer
  • Art Garfunkel – Singer/Poet
  • Max Frankel – New York Times Executive Editor
  • Lou Gehrig – Former Baseball Player for the New York Yankees

Popular coffee spot

Hungarian Pastry Shop is a good place to enjoy a cup of coffee.

Where do students like to hang?

The Steps

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