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Columbia University came into existence as King’s College in 1754. Considered as the 5th oldest University in the U.S, it is situated in the New York City. It is one of the total nine colonial universities established before the official Declaration of Independence. King’s college was later renamed Columbia College in the year 1784 after it acquired the status of state entity. It was in the year 1896 that Columbia College became ‘Columbia University’.
Spread over 30 acres of land, Columbia University was the first institution to grant the degree of M.D. Most of the Columbia’s studies, graduate and undergraduate courses, are held in Morningside Heights campus. Comprising twenty schools- School of Engineering and sciences, Columbia College and School of General Science among others, the university has research outposts in Istanbul, Santiago, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro.
Offering more than 1100 academic courses in around 120 subject areas, Columbia University gives numerous opportunities to students coming from all walks of life. Some of the majors include- Natural Sciences, Humanities, Business, Engineering, Journalism, law, Nursing and Public Health.
The university today has a staff of more than 3500 faculty members devoted to delivering knowledge in both academic and industrial domains.
Notable alumni of the University include highly renowned personalities ranging from 4 U.S. Presidents to the 10 Justices of the U.S. Names like Barack Obama, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton and Warren Buffet have been alumni of Columbia University, to name a few.
Through its advanced work in the field of teaching and research, reputed core curriculum and innovative teaching methods, Columbia is looking forward to set the standards for the dissemination of knowledge across the globe.