Founded in 1754, Columbia University in the City of New York celebrated
its 250th anniversary with events, symposia, publications, and insights
into its history. Celebrate the legacy here.
The Course of History In its evolution from a tiny college to one of the world’s finest research universities, Columbia and its people have helped shape our modern world in surprising and sometimes forgotten ways. Read more about what Columbia’s 250 years have meant to the University and the world. View
Professor Andrew Dolkart created "The Architecture and Development of New York City," in collaboration with Columbia University Digital Knowledge Ventures, as a guide to the city. This site is a richly illustrated, interactive look at the development of New York's great built environment. View
Leaders and Icons The story of Columbia is the story of its people. From Alexander Hamilton to Virginia Apgar, Columbians have played influential roles in scientific discovery, art, culture, law, and myriad other fields. Read more about the leaders, entertainers, scientists, and icons associated with Columbia. View
Columbia Through Time Read about major events that have created the Columbia University of today, including significant discoveries by its graduates and faculty, the pioneering role of its leaders in American higher education, and the social life of the University over the last quarter millennium. View
Columbia: A Celebration Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ric Burns (CC 1978, MA 1983) focuses on Columbia in a new documentary exploring the University's rise from its roots as a small college in Lower Manhattan to a premier institution of higher learning. View
Learn about the C250 celebration of the
music, art, and science of our uptown neighbors.