We offer more than 100 academic programs that prepare dedicated public service professionals; work with local, national and global communities; and inform public policy to create a smarter, healthier, and more equitable and peaceful world.
Columbia University is both one of the world’s most important centers of research and a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the University to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.