On Tuesday the 14th of October our group took a trip to visit one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States, Columbia University in the City of New York. After we arrived at the campus we all sat down on ”the steps” of the library and admired the college life. For me at least, it has been a dream to go to a university in the States. Later on we had an orientation about the campus, academics, student life and a guided tour by a senior student which was very interesting. There were also other students and their parents that were actually considering this college and asking a lot of serious questions about for example the courses and the tuition.
Columbia University is a private Ivy League university located in Upper Manhattan, in Morningside Heights. The university was founded in 1754 and was originally referred to as King’s College but was renamed Columbia University after the Ameican Revolutionary War. Columbia’s main campus takes over 32 acres in Morningside Heights and is surrounded by numerous libraries.