Columbia University
Columbia University
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Neighbourhood: Morningside Heights
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  • 116th St – Columbia University • 5 min walk
  • 116th St • 6 min walk
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Farwriter
London, UK134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Lovely grounds to wander around if you are in the area. Guided tours are available but I didn't do one of those. Worth visiting for the beautiful St Paul's Chapel (NOT the one in lower Manhattan) which has a stunning ceramic tiled domed ceiling.
Written 22 February 2024
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Josie Iino
Cambridge, UK605 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
My twin sister goes to Barnard, so I visit quite a bit. I don't understand why one would come visit Columbia if they were not visiting a student or considering attending the school, but there are some grand, beautiful, buildings here, and the location is altogether nice with a myriad of shops and restaurants, as expected of a student area.
Written 24 July 2023
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R. K. V.
Bogota, Colombia2,525 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
lovely. impressive campus with lots of historical significance in a great area of New York. Well worth the visit
Written 19 July 2023
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bfltd0
London, UK632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
As we were staying in Harlem, we walked over to Morningside Heights through the park and looked around the Columbia University campus, as well as Riverside Park on the waterfront.

This university is huge. Lots of buildings in this area are part of the university.

After a long exploration (admittedly without a map or guide), we went for dinner at Tom's Restaurant, apparently a student favourite.
Written 10 May 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,916 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
It is a major institution in the city with lots of important buildings. We came to see the Cathedral, but it was closed due to Covid. So we did a little walk around the campus, which was nice enough.
Written 6 January 2022
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FDinger
Florida1,376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
My son is a prospective student for Columbia. There are no in-person tours due to COVID, so we did a self-tour while visiting NYC on vacation. The main campus is beautiful. The wide steps in front of the Low Memorial Library stretching out into the green-space in front of Butler Library is iconic and impressive. We roamed all around the various buildings and gardens, including a peek into St. Paul’s. It was all so stately and magnificent. We finished our tour with the bookstore. Even if you’re not a prospective student or parent, I recommend a visit to the Columbia University campus.
Written 14 August 2021
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Ramon A
Orlando, FL501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Doing several self guided tours with my children in their junior and senior years. I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful campus and it's true campus feel. I assumed that because it was Manhattan it would be more "city like" and it was, but Manhattan can be as big or as small as you want to make it because the campus does pull you out and into its own environment. The campus was bright and extremely well maintained. It was historic and you can feel the history. One of the things I liked was that once you stepped foot on the campus the street noise just disappeared and the campus and large building on the outside blocked out the noise. Great campus!
Written 8 June 2021
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Ashok Ganapathy Iyer
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates1,551 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Business
My visit to Columbia University as a part of the Indian Delegation to GSAPP was the high point. The walk from 46th Street 9th Avenue to Columbia University juxtaposed by Central Park to my right and New York to my left was an urban galore
Written 3 March 2020
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walid m
Wilmington, NC1,087 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A wonderful university campus to visit and walk through. Plenty of green space and food options in the area.
Written 3 December 2019
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RSM123123
Plano, TX772 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Quick visit to the campus via subway from midtown. Very attractive urban campus and impressive student body (ACT 32-35). Easy to walk on foot and tour the campus. Vibrant bustle on campus now that school has started.
Written 5 September 2019
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