Entity | Columbia University

Columbia University
Columbia University (also known as Columbia, and officially as Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and is considered one of the most prestigious schools in the world. It is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence, seven of which belong to the Ivy League. Columbia is ranked among the top universities in the world. Columbia was established by royal charter under George II of Great Britain. It was renamed Columbia College in 1784 following the American Revolution, and in 1787 was placed under a private board of trustees headed by former students Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. In 1896, the campus was moved to its current location in Morningside Heights and renamed Columbia University.
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Inception: 1754

Alternate Names: Columbia University, Panepistēmion Columbia, Columbia College (New York), Université de Columbia, CU Abkuerzung, Université de Columbia., Kolumbiĭskiĭ universitet, King's College (New York), Uniwersytet Columbia., New York. King's College, Колумбийский университет, New York. Columbia University, Ko-lun-bi-ya da xue, Ko-lun-pi-ya ta hsüeh, Kolumbijskij universitet, Columbia University in the City of New York., Panepistēmion Columbia, Université de Columbia (New York), Université de Columbia New York, N.Y., Columbia Univ., Columbia U, Columbia (university), Colombia university, Columbia College, CU, King's College, Columbia, King's College of New York, columbia.edu, Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University in New York, Columbia university
Associated Place(s): Manhattan, United States of America, New York (State)--New York