Columbia University is a private research university located in Upper Manhattan, New York. Columbia has the oldest college in the state of New York and is one of only nine colleges founded prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The school has just under 4,000 academic staff members, who serve a population of around 8,000 undergraduate and almost 20,000 postgraduate students.
Columbia is divided into twenty different schools and colleges, which include Columbia College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Some of the most popular undergraduate majors include:Economics Political Science/Government Nursing Computer Science
Columbia offers a number of global research outposts, in places such as Amman, Jordan and Nairobi, Kenya. There are also a wide range of both Masters and Doctoral degree programs available for postgraduate students.
Columbia University is a member of the Ivy League college system. Columbia is one of the most selective institutions in the country, often ranking in the top-5 lowest acceptance rates in the country. Columbia was the first school in the United States to grant a medical (M.D.) degree, and is the institution in charge of annually awarding the famed Pulitzer Prize.