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.
Students interested in the Visiting Student Programs at Columbia College and Columbia Engineering for Spring 2018 now have until December 1, 2017, to submit their applications; additionally, the application fee has been waived.
Emily Surloff ’19CC, a member of the Columbia University Women’s Basketball team, participated in the Maccabiah games this summer in Israel and reflects on her experiences and what it is like to win gold.
Nobel Prize winners are Columbia alumni, faculty or former faculty. More Nobel Laureates have graduated from or taught at Columbia than any other University in the Ivy League.
From the Lion's Mouth
“Columbia has phenomenal professors who go out of their way to make themselves available as mentors to undergraduates, share stories about how they entered their field, help you understand the class material and provide recommendations for further learning opportunities, such as research. ”