Student Life

Student Clubs and Organizations >

Columbia students are a community of bright, curious individuals who tap into energy and ideas inspired by more than 500 student organizations. Whatever your interests, you can find a club for it here — everything from intramural athletics and philosophy journals to investment clubs and culinary societies. 

Housing >

Make your home on our historic residential campus. Guaranteed housing for all four years provides ample time and opportunity to pursue passions, forge friendships and build a sense of belonging in the community beyond our gates. First year students live in the Southfield section of campus: the heart of life at Columbia with easy access to class, dining halls, Butler Library and green spaces. 

Want to see for yourself? Take a virtual room tour in the five first year residence halls. 


As a Columbia student, you can make the most of NYC's incredible resources. The city is a living lab where your classroom learning becomes real-world reality. Where you can find your focus, or focus on giving back through a wide range of civic engagement and service-learning opportunities. A quick subway ride gives you access to infinite resources all tucked inside 315 city blocks.