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Columbia University

Employment Office: 475 Riverside Dr, Suite 1901
New York, NY 10115
Employees: 15,761
President: Lee Bollinger

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Columbia was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. It is the oldest college in New York state and the fifth oldest in the nation. A member of the Ivy League, Columbia is located in upper Manhattan and ranks among the best colleges in the U.S.

Columbia has 29,250 students enrolled at its undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. Its main campus is at 116th and Broadway in an area known as Morningside Heights. The Medical Center is at 168th and Broadway.

Columbia has schools in: Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Journalism, Law, Nursing, Physicians and Surgeons, Social Work, Teachers College, and Theological Seminary.

Columbia College had a 26,376 applicants in 2013 and only a 7% admittance rate.

Tuition for the 2014-15 school year at Columbia is $24,323 per semester for undergraduates.

There are over 300,000 living alumni of Columbia. The school's endowment was valued at $8.2 billion in 2013. For fiscal 2013, Columbia had revenues of $3.73 billion and expenses of $3.46 billion.

Total full-time staff at the Morningside Campus in 2013 was 8,338 and 7,423 full-time employees at the Medical Center campus. 44% of total employees are minority and 52% are female.


Benefits and policies vary depending on whether you are faculty or support staff and if you work at the Medical Center. More info can be seen here.

The regular workday for most support staff at Columbia is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding a one-hour period. This schedule results in a normal 35-hour week. Service and maintenance employees and certain other employees have different work hours. Support staff who work in 24-hour operations receive a 10% premium for work between 3 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. the next day.

Updated September 16, 2014


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