Columbia University (also known as Columbia, and officially as Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan , Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
La Universidad de Columbia –oficialmente Universidad de Columbia en la Ciudad de Nueva York, o simplemente Columbia– es una universidad privada estadounidense ubicada en Alto Manhattan, Nueva York. Forma parte de la Ivy League y es una de las universidades más prestigiosas y selectivas del mundo, con una tasa de admisión del 3,66 %. Fundada en 1754, es la institución de educación superior más antigua del estado de Nueva York, la quinta más antigua de Estados Unidos y uno ...
Columbia University (officially Columbia University in the City of New York) is a research university in the United States. It is an Ivy League university and often considered one of the best in the world. It is the fifth oldest college in the United States. It was ranked 2nd best college in the United States by Times Higher Education in 2017.
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The period leading up to the school's founding was marked by controversy, with various groups competing to determine its location and religious affiliation. Advocates of New York City met with success on the first point, while the Church of Englandprevailed on the latter. However, all constituencies agreed to commit themselves to principles of reli...
Columbia College under the Regents
King's college had been in a state of abeyance for eight years by the time the war ended, with many of the members of the college's Board of Governors either absent or killed during the revolution. The college turned to the State of New York in order to restore its vitality, promising to make whatever changes to the schools charter the state might demand. The Legislature agreed to assist the college, and on May 1, 1784, it passed "an Act for granting certain privileges to the College heretofo...
1. Includes the administration of William Samuel Johnson(1787–1800) On May 21, 1787, William Samuel Johnson, the son of Dr. Samuel Johnson, was unanimously elected President of Columbia College. Prior to serving at the University, Johnson had participated in the First Continental Congress and been chosen as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. For a period in the 1790s, with New York City as the federal and state capital and the country under successive Federalist governments, a reviv...
Despite the College's liberal acceptance of various religious and ethnic groups, during the period from 1785–1849 the institutional life of the college was a continuous struggle for existence, owing to inadequate means and lack of financial support. The curriculum of the college during the beginning of the 19th century was mostly focused on study o...
In 1857, the College moved from Park Place to a primarily Gothic Revival campus on 49th Street and Madison Avenue, at the former site of the New York Institute for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, where it remained for the next fifty years. The transition to the new campus coincided with a new outlook for the college; during the commencement o...
In 1896, the trustees officially authorized the use of yet another new name, Columbia University, and today the institution is officially known as "Columbia University in the City of New York." Additionally, the engineering school was renamed the "School of Mines, Engineering and Chemistry." At the same time, university president Seth Low moved the...
1. Butler, Nicholas Murray (1912). An Official Guide to Columbia University. New York, New York: Columbia University Press. 2. Matthews, Brander; John Pine; Harry Peck; Munroe Smith (1904). A History of Columbia University: 1754–1904. London, England: Macmillan Company. 3. McCaughey, Robert (2003). Stand, Columbia : A History of Columbia University in the City of New York. New York, New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-13008-2. 4. Moore, Nathanal Fischer (1846). A Historical Sketch...
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Columbia University's School of International Affairs was founded in 1946 following the aftermath of World War II. Emphasizing practical training, the mission of SIPA was to foster the understanding of critical regions and to prepare diplomats, officials, and other professionals to meet the complexities of the postwar world. It originated in dynami...
International dual-degree programs
SIPA offers a number of dual-degree programs with other schools of Columbia University and offers international dual degree programs with the London School of Economics and Political Science, Sciences Po, the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, EAESP-FGV in São Paulo, the University of Tokyo and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singaporethrough the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN).
Concentrations and specializations
In addition to fulfilling all core requirements, MIA and MPA students must also satisfy the requirements of both a policy concentration and a specialization. Students choose one of the following six concentrations: Economic and Political Development; Energy and Environment; International Finance and Economic Policy (includes focus areas in international finance; international economic policy; and central banking); Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy; International Security Policy; or Urban a...
Foreign Policy ranked SIPA fifth in its 2018 ranking of "Top Master's Programs for Policy Career in International Relations". In addition, SIPA was ranked first by U.S. News & World Report Best Graduates Schoolsin the 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022 world rankings for International Global Policy and Administration and fifth for Environmental Policy and ...
SIPA is home to five centers: 1. Center for Development Economics and Policy(CDEP): Supports microeconomic research to investigate the sources of poverty and to inform practical interventions to address them. 2. Center on Global Energy Policy(CGEP): Provides independent, balanced, data-driven analysis to help policymakers navigate the complex world...
Journal of International Affairswas established in 1947 and is the oldest university-affiliated publication in the field of international relations; it is edited by SIPA students. The Morningside Postis SIPA's student-founded, student-run multimedia news publication. Its content: student-written investigative news about SIPA and the SIPA community,...Alice P. Albright, CEO of the Millennium Challenge CorporationMadeleine Albright, former United States Secretary of StateRohit Aggarwala, commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental ProtectionLisa Anderson, former dean of SIPA and a leading expert on the Middle East; former president of the American University in CairoZbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor under U.S. President Jimmy CarterRobert C. Lieberman, former interim dean of SIPA and provost of the Johns Hopkins UniversityMichael Armacost, diplomat, Deputy Secretary of State, president of Brookings InstitutionBonnie Erbe, host of the PBS television show To the ContraryHarold Varmus, Nobel Prize winner, head of National Institute of Health
The university suspended operations upon the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War, during which no individual served as president. When it was resuscitated by the New York State Legislature , the university was placed directly under the control of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York ; its chancellor, George Clinton , served as the de facto president of Columbia University.