A Brief History
For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society.
Columbia is led by President Lee C. Bollinger. The University's governance is directed by the 24-member Board of Trustees and by the University Senate.
Statistics & Facts
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Visiting Columbia's Campuses
Find information on visiting Columbia's Morningside Heights and medical center campuses, and learn more about available tours and neighboring communities.