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Hey guys, YOUniversityTV here in New York City at Columbia University, And you’re watching YOUniversityTV.

I don’t know but I feel like I’ve seen this before.

You have, in Spider Man, Ghost Busters, and the Nanny Diaries. Oh and Hitch.

Yep they’ve all been filmed right here in these festival law library. Let’s check out the rest of the campus.

Columbia University campus

Columbia University is located on Manhattan’s upper west side in Morning Side Heights just north and west of Central Park on Broadway.

“So what I love, absolutely love about Columbia that yeah you have this traditional collegiate environment but you have that really vibrant campus and city life out there too. Which is something that really appealed to me; I wanted to go to a place where at three o’clock in the morning I could go out a grab a slice of pizza.”

The majestic and park like 36 acre Columbia campus was designed at the turn of the century as a self contained urban village with everything from residence halls to classrooms, labs, art studios and athletic facilities.

Columbia is home to approximately 5,500 undergraduate students hailing from over 90 countries and all 50 states. 53% percent are men, 40% woman, and almost half of undergraduates self identify as students of color.

“What do I have to do to get into this campus?”

“I think when most students think about Columbia they think Ivy League but what they don’t understand is that we’re really in a league of our own. So what we would look for in an applicant is someone who works really hard, who loves school, who loves to explore ideas and who’s not afraid to be challenged by and to challenge their peers and their faculty.”(7 ways to score a 36 on your ACT)

All right, while you have been walking around I’ve been doing my research.


To get an Ivy League education at Columbia University it costs about $50,000 a year.

Okay but obviously besides tuition, what about books, other expenses, and room and board?

All is included


“We have recently initiated a new financial aid program and for families that have incomes of $60,000 or less, there is no parental contribution expected and we have substantially reduced parental contributions for families between $60,000 and $100,000.”

Between Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University offers over 90 majors.

Most popular programs are Economics, Engineering, Political Science, English, History, and Biology.

I’m listening

“So, Columbia is unique in the Engineering School for several reasons. We want our students to be technologically adept and socially engaged and to be able to do that; they need to be able to not only have the technical courses but they need to have a strong background in the liberal arts. So Columbia offers one of the strongest liberal arts so Columbia offer core curriculum in the country, so that forms the foundation of their education and then what we do is we supplement our technical majors with offerings of liberal arts minors.”

At Columbia University you can study in over forty languages, find nearly a dozen programs in the arts, and prepare for professional and graduate schools.

The core curriculum is the signature and the hallmark of the Columbia College education and we have small classes, art humanities, music humanities, the two original courses, contemporary civilization, and literature humanities. We have foreign language requirement and frontiers of science.

The majority of the majority of the fourteen ten fulltime and four hundred part-time faculty members have a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Seventy-six Nobel laureates have attended or taught at Columbia University. The faculty all teach under graduates even the president of Columbia university.

The faculty here is exceptionally open to working with undergraduates, they’re exceptionally open to collaborative research, they’re exceptionally open to sponsoring students, and they take a lot of time and devote a lot of energy in mentoring those students.

Oh hey put these on, I want you to experience the spot where the first atom was split for the first time in the United States.

Wasn’t the laser invented here too?

Wow being at Columbia University is making you smarter.

The Columbia Lions competes in 31 sports at the NCAA division one level. With the football, team competing at the one double A level, in the last few years the Lions have won 9 Ivy League championship titles.

Over 95% of the undergraduates live on the Columbia campus.

Columbians are passionate and active with close to 500 clubs and organizations including music and theater groups and wide range of multicultural, political and community service organizations.

“We bring in leadership from every part of the globe to give lectures and talks; including McCain, Obama, and Ahmadinejad.”

“Matt and I are involved in the same Acapella daily administrative and clerical support tasks for you ranging from keeping your databases and calendar/scheduling software to handling correspondence and mailings for you. Acapella on campuses and keys; it’s an acapella group and we sing on campus with mix master concerts and we’ll also go into the city and have gigs at random areas, venues and so forth and it’s a lot of fun.”

“One of my favorite traditions that we have is the tree lighting ceremony. There is hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies; everyone gathers on college walks and then the dean will flick the switch and all the lights come up on the trees and it’s such an amazing experience.”

Wow what a busy day and what an amazing campus.

I know if I could turn back the hand of time, I would have definitely applied here.

So, what do we do now?

Well head towards Manhattan?

Yeah Columbians do make an impact don’t they? The astronaut yes; I could go on forever, but we’ve got to go.

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