NYC and Morningside Heights
If New York City is at the world's crossroads of culture, finance, advocacy, media, and the law, then Morningside Heights – Columbia's historic neighborhood on Manhattan's Upper West Side – is the city's heart.
It's no accident that the University's full name is "Columbia University in the City of New York." The pulse of the city is interwoven in a Columbia education, and Columbia occupies a central and influential position in the life of New York.
Morningside Heights is a friendly community with the vibe of a traditional college town. Students, faculty members, and staff intermingle with local residents in the neighborhood's restaurants and shops, and at the three world-class parks surrounding Columbia's iconic campus.
Columbia Law School is a short subway, bus, or bike ride from innumerable professional opportunities available only in New York City. In the meantime, outstanding entertainment, dining, and other recreational activities await just minutes away.