Athletics

Columbia is home to a long tradition of athletic achievement, a dedicated community of hardworking student athletes, and a fan base that never misses a chance to show their Lion pride for the Columbia Blue. As former NFL player Marcellus Wiley (CC '97) declares, “Columbia is the greatest university in the world, in the greatest city in the world.”

Women's soccer team hugging on the field
Crew team rowing past rock with large Columbia C
Men's basketball team in a huddle

An original member of the Ivy League, Columbia fields 31 NCAA Division I varsity teams and  40+ club sports and intramurals. It’s where more than a few Olympic medalists have gotten their start—and where we’ve celebrated 15 Ivy League Championships since 2007. It’s an exceptional program and culture that’s built on hard work, team spirit and an undeniable drive to win.