Visit

Columbia truly is a place like no other—but don’t take our word for it. The best way to get to know our campus, neighborhood, city and community is to experience each one for yourself. 

Whether you want to explore from the comfort of your own home or take in the sights and sounds of New York City firsthand, check out our calendar of virtual and in-person admissions events today! We’re excited to welcome you into the Columbia Blue—and we can’t wait to find out where it takes you.

In the foreground three students sit on a grey, ornate bench. Two students laugh, one with their legs crossed and another with one of their legs tucked underneath them. In the background there are well-trimmed bushes and the columns of Butler Library.
Plaque which reads "In Honor of the Lenape People"

Welcome to Columbia University in the City of New York. Specifically, the island of Manhattan, which means island of many hills in the language of the Lenni Lenape people. We recognize that Manhattan is part of the ancestral and traditional homeland of the Lenni Lenape and Wappinger people who are still active members of our community throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Learn more by watching this video.

Statue of Alma Mater is in the foreground and Butler Library is in the background, across the grassy quad.

Life at Columbia

Explore what it means to be a student at Columbia. From our location in New York City to our vibrant, on-campus communities, Columbia allows you to discover, live and learn at the center of it all.

Academics

Across departments, schools, and institutes, Columbians at every level are driven by a passion for discovery, working in the service of improving human understanding and the advancement of our global society.

How to Apply

The college application process is a time for reflection, research, aspiration and organization. When you’re ready to begin your Columbia journey, we’re ready to help, every step of the way.

FAQs

We can’t tell you the best street vendor in the city. Some things you have to learn for yourself. Other things? Give us a try.