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In 1754, King George II of England founded Columbia University in the City of New York as King’s College. It’s an Ivy League university and consistently ranked as one of the top 20 colleges in the world. Columbia is the oldest higher education institute in New York and the fifth oldest in the U.S. Most of the undergraduate and graduate activity takes place on the main campus in Morningside Heights, New York City, which occupies 32 acres, or more than six city blocks. Notable Columbia alumni include Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, American statesman Alexander Hamilton, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, poet Allen Ginsberg, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, businessman Warren Buffett and singer Alicia Keys. Eighty-three Columbia grads have won Nobel Prizes, including Theodore Roosevelt for peace, Irving Langmuir for chemistry and Simon S. Kuznets for economics. The school is home to more than 40 intramural and club sports, as well as 31 NCAA Division I teams. In the last five years, it has won 17 Ivy League Championships. Its colors are Columbia blue and white, and its mascot is the lion.
The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles , New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 500 opportunities to choose from
Greek Life:Important, 10 to 15 percent of students participate in Greek life
Party Scene:Medium, mostly on the weekends + in local bars around NYC