The keystone in New York’s university system, “Columbia University in the City of New York” exudes excitement, inspiration, and academic confidence. Situated between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway in New York’s Upper Westside, Columbia is adjacent to both Riverside Park and Morningside Park and close to Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Lincoln Centre, the home of the Metropolitan Opera. A significant element in the identity of the university is its location in the city of New York. This is why the university’s full name is “Columbia University in the City of New York”.
There are 11,000 students in Columbia’s four undergraduate streams – Columbia College, (where students study a core curriculum in their first year), the Engineering school, the school of General Studies, (where, among other things, students can study in a Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program), and Barnard College (women only – 2,500 undergraduates, on a campus close to the main campus). In addition, Columbia offers graduate students the following schools: Architecture, Arts, Business, Engineering, Arts & Science, International and Public Affairs, Journalism, Law, Social Work, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.