Columbia University is a part of the Ivy League apart from the seven other members of the league. The University was established much before the American Revolution and hence is regarded as a Colonial college as it was established by a royal charter of King George II of Britain. Columbia University is located at the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
The University offers Bachelor of Arts degree through the liberal arts Columbia College and Bachelor of Science degree through the Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science. School of General Studies offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
The University has Schools in the following areas of study – Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Arts, Science, Business, Continuing education, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Engineering and applied sciences, Arts & Science, International and Public Affairs, Law, Social work etc. These schools are situated in the Morningside Heights campus and the Columbia University Medical Center at the Washington Heights neighborhood.
The Columbia University Medical Center also has a hospital in the campus. The post graduate degrees offered by these school’s include – MA, MS, M.Arch, MIA, MPA, PEPM, EMPA, DNP, MD, DDS, MBA, MFA, LLM, JD, JSD, MPH, DrPH and PhD.
The University has more than ninety departments of study. Student enrollments include more than 7000 undergraduates and more than 17000 post graduates. Faculty strength at the University is about 3566 instructors.
The University of Columbia is responsible for the administration of the Pulitzer Prize and American Literary Award.
The University is also known for its growing list of Nobel Prize laureates (97 till date) as it is known for its high research standards. University of Columbia along with MIT and Stanford University share the first rank in the top research universities list of America. This clearly shows that the University is ranked first in terms of its total research contributions, federal research, doctorate offered, faculty awards etc.
The University of Columbia alumni list includes atleast four US Presidents, nine Supreme Court Judges, twenty five Academy Award winners and atleast five founders of the US.
The University of Columbia has four global centers at – Mumbai (India), Paris (France), Beijing (China) and Amman (Jordan).For more information visit – www.columbia.edu/