Founded in 1754, Columbia University is a private research university located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The urban Ivy League campus houses 17 libraries and 20 schools, which offer upwards of 350 majors, as well as the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest cathedral in the world. As the birthplace of FM radio and the first literary magazine in the nation, Columbia University has a prominent Journalism School, and houses the archives of winning Pulitzer Prize entries in journalism dating from 1917 to the present.
Columbia University is extremely challenging and therefore extremely rewarding. It does not allow you room to be average or mediocre because it encourages excellence. CU will show you what you are made of.
Krizia from Fort Bragg, NC
The connections made with professors and instructors are great. The climate (in terms of the resources available) is perfect for the student who is itching to be independent and loves the city. However, it gets cold fast and stays cold for long periods of time - it snowed late April and was cold enough for coats in early May.