Placed right in the middle of Manhattan and extending over six city blocks, Columbia University is a hallmark of the city. Distinguished by its groundbreaking research in Physics and Medicine and proud history of being home of five of the founding fathers of the United States. Columbia University has a long list of notable alumni, graduating 96 Nobel Laureates, 3 US Presidents, 39 Academy Award winners and 125 Pulitzer Prize recipients.
Though comparably small in campus size, Columbia University is home to over 27,000 students (under and postgraduate) and 4,000 academic staff. Columbia is consistently ranked as one of the top 8 universities in the world and has the lowest acceptance percentage sitting at around 5%.