The camp is located in the heart of vibrant Manhattan. Columbia University is an Ivy League University, perfect for more independent learners wishing to experience the excitement of living and learning in one of the world's greatest cities.
The campus is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, with the main attractions of New York only minutes away, making this a centre ideal for those looking for a real city experience.
Columbia's main campus occupies more than six city blocks, or 32 acres (12.9 ha), in Morningside Heights, New York City, a neighborhood that contains a number of academic institutions. Almost two dozen undergraduate dormitories (purpose-built or converted) are located on campus or in Morningside Heights. Columbia University has an extensive underground tunnel system more than a century old, with the oldest portions predating the present campus. Some of these remain accessible to the public, while others have been cordoned off
The Nicholas Murray Butler Library, commonly known simply as Butler Library, is the largest single library in the Columbia University Library System, and is one of the largest buildings on the campus. It rated one of the most beautiful college libraries in the United States.
Several buildings on the Morningside Heights campus are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Low Memorial Library, a National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of the campus, is listed for its architectural significance. Philosophy Hall is listed as the site of the invention of FM radio. Also listed is Pupin Hall, another National Historic Landmark, which houses the physics and astronomy departments. Here the first experiments on the fission of uranium were conducted by Enrico Fermi. The uranium atom was split there ten days after the world's first atom-splitting in Copenhagen, Denmark.