Columbia University in New York

Columbia University of New York

On the banks of the Hudson River, the channel that separates the cities of New York and New Jersey, is the prestigious Columbia University of New York, which occupies up to six blocks of the island of Manhattan, about 130 thousand square meters between Upper West Side and Harlem, in the area known as Morningside heights.

This academic institution It was founded by King George II of England in 1754, making it the oldest in the entire city and the sixth in the entire United States. His first name was King's College. In 1784, it was renamed Columbia's College, and it was not until 1896 that it derived to what is its current name.

You only have to take a look at the list of some of its famous students to realize the prestige of this institution. Three presidents of the United States have passed through its classrooms, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Barack Obama, and a total of 79 Nobel Laureates. That is why every year, there are many who want to be part of the select group of more than 25 thousand students, from all corners of the world.

The University of Columbia you can visit freely from Monday to Friday. It has a visitor center, located in room number 213 of the building Low Memorial Library, in which we can collect maps and all the necessary information to visit all the exteriors of the field, of course we will not be able to access the main buildings if we are not accredited, which is rarely possible. This center is open between 9:00 a.m. and 17:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A daily free tour by the University, with a guide, and so that the registration or reservation is not necessary. We just have to introduce ourselves shortly before 13:00 p.m. at the visitor center.

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