It was founded in 1754 by King George II of England, making it the oldest institution of the city of New York, and the fifth of the USA since its origins, the university has positioned itself at the top of the best academic and research institutions of the world, highlighting in disciplines such as medicine, science, art and the human sciences. In addition, Columbia has played a very important role in the development of the city of New York, participating in numerous cultural and artistic institutions and governmental organizations. Their faculties and schools are you distribute in two campuses along the lower Manhattan: the neoclassical and historical of the Morningside Heights campus is intermingled with the modernism and the avant-garde of the campus of Washington Heights. In total, three schools of university degrees, thirty schools of graduate and professional training and a college of further education to accommodate more than 23,000 students from 150 different countries. You can access the campus of Columbia University without any credentials. For a guided tour by student volunteers of something more than an hour there is to apply online for a day to another. It is well connected by public transport and the neighborhood is filled with shops and bars of young people, with a lively atmosphere. If you don't think in you register, you can choose a tour of the campus where you will find the chapel St. Paul, and by the library. Where a guide illustrates them with good information and with curiosities in an entertaining way. Can access to an English language practice free. In addition to visit the cafeteria.