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Columbia University

Map & Directions 116th & Broadway
New York, NY 10027


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Although the school itself was established in 1754, this campus was not planned and constructed until 1897. Designed by McKim, Mead, and White, who designed an incredible mass of buildings in turn-of-the-century New York, the Columbia Campus is an impressive "academic village." Although most of the buildings are closed to visitors, it is certainly still worth a jaunt up to Morningside Heights.

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  • HISTORY on 10/03/12

    Columbia University is the oldest institution of high learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.

  • Vadim L. on 08/26/09

    Grab some coffee an sit on the steps of the old library and watch for celebrities on campus.

  • When Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed the bar in 1907, he left Columbia's law school without taking a degree.

  • ABC News on 04/17/11

    "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos graduated from Columbia in 1982 and "GMA" newsreader Josh Elliott received a masters in journalism in 1999.

  • HashtagNYU on 11/15/12

    We would visit, but we don't travel upstate too often.

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