Columbia University

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 16
  • THE World University Ranking (2018–19) 16


  • Columbia University in the City of New York is a private research university.
  • It was established in 1754 by British Royal Charter and known as King's College, thus making it the oldest higher education institution in New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Fifteen presidential candidates and nine Supreme Court justices number amongst Columbia graduates.
  • Columbia is also well represented in the arts with 92 Pulitzer prize winners and many famous performers and directors having attended the University, including David O. Selznick, Julia Stiles, Matthew Fox, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alicia Keys, Art Garfunkel, Oscar Hammerstein (of Rodgers and Hammerstein) and Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal.


Columbia University, 116th and Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA