Locations of the University
Columbia University in the City Of New York
New York, NY 10027-6902
Telephone: (212) 854-1754
Fax: (212) 749-0397
Columbia has made its home in Morningside Heights since the first cornerstone for Low Memorial Library was laid in 1895. The architecturally beautiful Morningside Campus is bordered by 115th Street, 120th Street, Broadway, and Amsterdam Avenue. At its center is Campus Walk, a stretch of 116th Street transformed into a lovely pedestrian promenade. The Law School and SIPA are located on East Campus, on the other side of Amsterdam Avenue. Columbia also has a presence in much of the rest of the neighborhood through the buildings it owns and leases.
Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032-3702
Telephone: (212) 305-2500
The Columbia University Medical Center, whose history reaches back to the eighteenth century, includes the College of Phsyicians and Surgeons, the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, the Mailman School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing. Located in Washington Heights, it shares the neighborhood with several of its key affiliates, including the New York Presbyterian Hospital, the New York Psychiatric Institute, and Babies and Children’s Hospital. The nearby Audubon Biomedical Science and Technology Park (anchored by the historic Audubon Ballroom) is home to a growing number of academic and commercial research companies.
Harlem Hospital Center
506 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10037
Telephone: (212) 939-1000
In 1962, Harlem Hospital, operated by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, became affiliated with the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. All attending physicians have academic appointments on the Columbia faculty. The clinical departments of Harlem Hospital also serve as one of the main teaching units of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
The hospital is a five-building complex offering a wide range of comprehensive services to its patients. More than 500,000 patients visit the hospital each year. The Columbia University Affiliation at Harlem Hospital Center is responsible for over 150 research projects at its facility. In addition to providing much-needed health care, Harlem Hospital is one of the largest training grounds for minority and women physicians in the United States.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Palisades, New York 10964
Telephone: (845) 359-2900
Fax: (845) 359-2931
As part of Columbia’s Earth Institute, The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) is a world-renowned research center dedicated to understanding the basic functioning of planet earth. Established in 1949 on a 140-acre estate donated to Columbia by the family of financier Thomas W. Lamont, the Observatory now has a staff of more than 500. Its 200 scientists and graduate students study all of the Earth’s components—its interior, continents, oceans, ice cover, rivers, groundwater, atmosphere, and life—and focus on how these components interact to create the whole Earth system.
LDEO’s Palisades campus is also the host site for the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI), a facility that makes use of recent advances in understanding El Niño to provide early warnings of extreme climate events to a global network of researchers and government agencies. Housed in a 27,000-square-foot building, the IRI is a joint venture with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Irvington, New York 10533
Telephone: (914) 591-8100
Fax: (914) 591-8120
Nevis Laboratories is located on a scenic 60-acre estate originally owned by the son of Alexander Hamilton. The DuPont family of Delaware donated the estate to the University in 1934, and construction of physics facilities began in 1947. In early 1950, Dwight D. Eisenhower, then president of the University, inaugurated what was then the world’s most powerful cyclotron (retired in 1978). The laboratories at Nevis constitute the University’s primary experimental center for the study of high-energy particle and nuclear physics, as well as astrophysics.
4 rue de Chevreuse
Each term, more than 100 students from Columbia and other universities take part in the Columbia program at Reid Hall, a historic 18th-century building located in the Montparnasse district of Paris. Students take courses offered by Columbia at Reid Hall itself and, if sufficiently prepared, also attend classes in the French university system.
Broadway and 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: (212) 854-5262
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard College has been affiliated with Columbia University, though it retains its legal and financial independence. Offering an undergraduate liberal arts education to women, the College is governed by a Board of Trustees responsible for a faculty of more than 290 and for a full complement of administrative and support staff members. The student body consists of 2,300 women from all parts of the United States and some 31 foreign countries. Students earn the Bachelor of Arts degree, conferred by Columbia University. Most Barnard courses are open to all qualified students of the University, and Barnard students may enroll in most University liberal arts courses.
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: (212) 678-3777
Teachers College was founded in 1887 and became affiliated with Columbia University in 1898, but it retains its legal and financial independence with its own Board of Trustees. The school is designated the Graduate Faculty of Education of the University and offers degrees in education, applied psychology, and the health professions. The College prepares its more than 5,000 students for careers of professional service in schools, colleges, hospitals, clinics, businesses, day-care centers, community agencies, government bureaus, and research facilities.
The University conducts joint programs and shares facilities with its other affiliates, which include: The American Museum of Natural History, Black Rock Forest Preserve, Columbia University Press, The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, Helen Hayes Hospital, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Jewish Theological Seminary, The Juilliard School, Lawrence Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital, The NASA Goddard Institute for Space, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Overlook Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Union Theological Seminary, and the White Plains Hospital Center.