MORNINGSIDE. Columbia is the oldest university in New York and one of the oldest in the United States. The university, originally known as King’s College, received its charter in 1754, and among its first legendary graduates were Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Robert R. Livingston and Gouverneur Morris. Noteworthy sites include the statue “Alma Mater” in the main courtyard, Pupin Hall and Hamilton Hall, the setting of the turbulent student demonstrations in the late 1960s.
TRAIN: 1, 9 to 116th St
AddressBroadway at W 116th St, Visitor's Center, New York, NY 10027
HoursVisitors Center Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Campus Tours Mon-Fri 1pm