Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university located in Morningside Heights, New York. Approximately 8,500 undergraduates and 20,000 postgraduates attend Columbia. One fun fact about Columbia University...it administers the Pulitzer Prize every year.
Famous "Lion" alumni include Barack Obama - Former President of the United States, Milton Friedman - Economist, Mary Robinson - former President of Ireland, Warren Buffett - Investor and President of Berkshire Hathaway, Joseph Heller - author (Catch-22), Kathryn Bigelow - director and producer, Art Garfunkel - singer/poet, Max Frankel - New York Times Executive Editor, and Lou Gehrig - former baseball player for the New York Yankees.
"Top 5 Parent Picks" when visiting Columbia University:
Walk the streets of New York City to get a real feel for the city!
Catch a Broadway play.
Explore the Cloisters, and St. John the Divine.
For all you Seinfeld junkies, stop by Tom's Diner for breakfast.
Bike along the Hudson River Greenway trail all the way to South Street Seaport and end at La Marina in the Bronx.
Caroline is a Senior from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. One quirky fact about Caroline..."I play field hockey in college."
Fun fact about Columbia University: Columbia has a "primal scream" the first night of finals, among many other traditions.
Bakery and Favorite Sweet: Big Gay Ice Cream, Salty Pimp.
Favorite bakery & Sweet: Levain Bakery, Chocolate Chip Walnut.
Where to Grab a Coffee or Tea: Hungarian Pastry Shop.
Burger Joint and Fries: Mel's Burger Bar.
Finger licking good BBQ spot: Dinosaur BBQ.
Vegetarian Hot Spot: Sweet Green.
Pizzeria and go-to pie: Stroko's Pizza, Cheese Pizza.
Diner and Favorite Dish: Tom's, Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate: Amigos, Unlimited Quesadillas, and Margaritas on Tuesday.
Sushi and your go to roll: Suma Sushi, Spicy Roll Combo.
Breakfast Spot with a friend or date: Community Food and Juice.
Where you would love your parents to take you for Parents weekend: The Standard Grill.
Things to do:
Where to go for yoga, exercise classes, or the gym: Pure Barre Upper West Side.
Night Spot for Music: Mel's.
Best Dive Bar: The Heights Bar and Grill.
Neighborhood bookstore: Book Culture.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang: The Steps.
Where do you want to go on spring break: Europe.
Where to Stay: NYLO