Watching over Low Plaza is Alma Mater, a bronze sculpture by Daniel Chester French, famous for his statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Alma Mater is also the subject of many Columbia legends, including that the first student in every new class to find the hidden owl on the statue will be the class valedictorian.
The Columbia University Visitors Center offers information sessions and campus tours for prospective students and families. Prospective students and families visiting Columbia’s campus can also use our mobile-friendly virtual tour as a supplement to self-guided tours.
Cybersecurity was the headline topic at Columbia Engineering’s NYC Entrepreneurship Night, where students, alumni, and faculty got a glimpse at some of the exciting new startups from Columbia entrepreneurs.
Kartik Chandran, associate professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia Engineering, has been named a 2015 MacArthur Fellow for his work in transforming wastewater to a resource for useful products.
clubs and organizations – the most interesting, rewarding, close-knit and fun Columbia micro-communities
From the Lion’s Mouth
“As an international student, I must encourage other students from abroad to pursue their academic experience here at Columbia University. Situated in New York City, it is a great place to learn about American culture and also find other international peers who share your excitement about this eventful atmosphere.”