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.
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.