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Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private research university located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the State of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution.Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England.



Columbia's main campus occupies more than six city blocks, or 32 acres (13 ha), in Morningside Heights, New York City, a neighborhood that contains a number of academic institutions.



Notable alumni of the university and its predecessor, King's College, includes many
United States Presidents
Founding Fathers of the United States
Justices of the United States Supreme Court
Living billionaires
Academy Award winners and
Heads of state




Low Memorial Library :

The architectural centerpiece of the campus is Low Memorial Library, named in honor of Seth Low's father. Built in the Roman classical style, it appears in the New York City Register of Historic Places. It has the Alma Mater statue in front of the building  The building today houses the University's central administration offices and the visitors center.



Columbia annually administers the Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzer Prize  is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$10,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.


Tree-Lighting at College Walk


Address: 116th St and Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-1754

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