New York City

NYC Taxi on Street

New York City

The world’s city, home to major institutions in innovation, culture, media, science, education, health, politics, finance, and technology. Our New York is a neighborhood, a classroom, a leader, a community, a testing ground, a cultural wonderland, a source of inspiration, a home, a friend, an indispensable resource.

“As a Columbia student walking around Morningside Heights, it can easily feel like everything (even stores and newsstands) were strategically placed there just for you. From as far from campus as 90th street, there are Columbia University T-shirts on sale; this, amongst other things, makes one feel like a part of a recognized New York community.”

Jake O.


museums and countless galleries across NYC
“Your Columbia experience is defined not only by what you learn from your faculty and peers, but also from the city itself. New York is a hotbed of opportunities and Columbia facilitates access to those advantages. On campus, I listened to lectures by my favorite architects Zaha Hadid and Michael Arad in the basement of Avery, saw Lance Armstrong speak at the World Leaders Forum in Low Library, caught a glimpse of Oprah Winfrey walking on 116th and Broadway and survived a line of screaming girls to see Johnny Depp speak at Miller Theater. ”


Broadway theatres across NYC


public parks and playgrounds across the city

Students Collaborate with Theatre Professionals on Musical Workshop

Columbia undergraduates collaborate on "COLLEGE: The Musical," directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, CC ’00.
“Connecting with people very - or even slightly - different from ourselves stimulates the imagination; and when we learn to see the world through a multiplicity of eyes, we only make ourselves more nimble in mastering - and integrating - the diverse fields of knowledge awaiting us.”

Lee C. Bollinger; President, Columbia University

Columbia's 10th Annual World Leaders Forum

Guests include Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, NBC News Correspondent Ann Curry and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia.

Columbia University and City Officials Mark Opening of Columbia Startup Lab

Collaborating with WeWork Soho West, the Columbia Startup Lab has been structured to offer the networking opportunities, meet-ups, and personal introductions essential to startup ventures.


service and research partnerships across New York City


restaurants in NYC


museums accessible for free with a Columbia ID
“Living in NYC, I have hosted many of my international friends and acted as their tour guide both on campus and beyond. This has helped me discover new places and events in New York, a city that can never be fully explored.”

Marek S.