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Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States.
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The University was founded in 1754 by Alexander Hamilton, prior to America's establishment as a sovereign state, and was known King's College. Today, it's one of the world's leading education institution and one of the eight Ivy League universities. The campus itself is beautiful and worth a…
Stroll through the Ivy League campus, check out the students scurrying to class, and admire the architecture. Check out the free public offerings at www.columbia.edu.
The best entry to the campus is at 116th & Amsterdam, stroll through the great lawn and tour the library
Take a bus and a train to this Ivy League landmark in Morningside Heights/Harlem.
Stunning public art in the Law School campus: Jacques Lipchitz' Bellerophon Taming Pegasus, Henry Moore's Three-Way Piece, Kees Verkade's Tightrope Walker, and David Bakalar's Life Force.