8 million  New York City population, an amazing  percentage who are experts, visionaries  and global leaders
 23.6 million  New York City metropolitan population
 1.6 million  Manhattan population
 $1.5 trillion

 Gross metropolitan product of New York City, larger than the GDP of  all but 12 countries worldwide

 40  Broadway theatres
 305  Square miles


 of restaurants
 1,700  Parks and recreation, hundreds of diverse  neighborhoods
 150  Museums and countless galleries
 1,000s  of internships offered through Columbia's Center for Career Education
 100s  of service research NYC-Columbia partnerships
 Every  Language, every dream, every possibility


Financial Capital of the World, Cultural Capital of the World, Best Skyline, Best Entertainment, Best Food, Most Landmarks, Best People, Best Schools, Best Parks, Best Architecture

COLUMBIA AS A LIVING LABORATORY IN NYC: The world’s city, home to major institutions in innovation, culture, media, science, education, health, politics, finance and technology. Our New York is a neighborhood, a classroom, a leader, a community, a testing ground, a cultural wonderland, a source of inspiration, a home, a friend, an indispensable resource.

A global power, New York City exerts a significant impact world-wide upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, culture and entertainment. Located at the Southern tip of New York state, New York City is one of the most populous cities in the world as it is home to eight million people and 23.6 million people in its metropolitan area.

Situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island. The city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and as many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most diverse city in the world.

Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is also an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world.

Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known and the city welcomed nearly 60 million tourists in 2015, hosting three of the world’s top-10 most visited tourist attractions in 2013. Several sources have ranked New York as the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world’s “heart” and its “Crossroads” is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. The names of many of the city’s bridges, tapered skyscrapers and parks are known around the world.

Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City has been called both the economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world. The city is also home to the two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Fifty-five Fortune 500 companies call New York home.

New York’s transportation system is the largest and busiest transit system in the world. The New York City Subway is one of the most extensive metro systems worldwide, with 469 stations in operation. New York’s airports are among the busiest in the world.

Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City including Columbia University, New York University and Rockefeller University, which have all been ranked among the top-35 in the world. Over 600,000 students are enrolled in New York’s universities, the highest number of any city in the United States.


Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street/Financial District, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Theatre District, Grand Central Terminal, Madison Square Garden, Apollo Theater, Brooklyn Flea Market, Yankee Stadium, Bronx Zoo, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Fashion District, Chinatown, Brooklyn Bridge and MORE!