Columbia University

Columbia University information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
Broadway at 116th St
Morningside Heights
Getting there
Subway: 1 to 116th St-Columbia University
More information
www.columbia.edu
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Founded in 1754 as King’s College downtown, the oldest university in New York is now one of the world's premiere research institutions. It moved to its current location (the site of a former asylum) in 1897, where its gated campus now channels a New England vibe and offers plenty of cultural happenings.

The principal point of interest is the main courtyard (located on College Walk at the level of 116th St), which is surrounded by various Italian Renaissance–style structures. Here, you’ll find the statue of the open-armed Alma Mater seated before the Low Memorial Library. On the south end of College Walk, on the corner of Amsterdam Ave, is Hamilton Hall, a key site during the infamous student uprising of 1968.

Your best bet for navigating the grounds is to download the self-guided audio tour by architectural historian Andrew Dolkart from the Columbia University website (www.columbia.edu/content/self-guided-walking-tour.html).