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“The fact that I was able to combine architecture and dance but then still do a science study abroad program, or go to Venice, or go to Paris, and do all of these really fantastic programs through my institution is something that I don't think I could have done anywhere else.”—Cecley Hill CC’19
“I’m always learning here whether it is in the classroom or having a conversation over dinner with friends who are totally different than me...it’s part of making the most of everything that is the Columbia and New York experience.”—Sofia Schembari CC’19
“Over these four years, I’ve had a lot of great moments. Your passions and your values can be a powerful compass.”—Natachi Mez CC’19
“My growth as a person has been so facilitated by the friends I’ve met here, by the professors I’ve had, by the courses I’ve taken...”—Kara Schechtman CC’19
“There’s a unifying aspect to the Columbia educational experience...whether navigating the lighthearted, informal, warm and welcoming, to conversations that are extremely complex and framed by what they’ve studied, everyone has baseline interest in the world around them.”—Aaron Smithson CC’19
“The CC journey is not a full circle, implying you’re at where you started. Instead, you find yourself on a different level and on a new beginning, another plane. Columbia has really given me, and really gives you what you need to propel you up.”—Gloria Tso CC’19
Summer seminar offers local high school students opportunity to study the Classics and get a taste of Columbia College's "Core Curriculum."
As the only person to run each of the “Big Three” record companies — Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment — Doug Morris CC'60 has presided over rosters of artists whose gazillion-selling records are the soundtrack of modern life: U2, Stevie Nicks, Led Zeppelin, Phil Collins, Foreigner, Dr Dre, 2PAC, Snoop Dogg Eminem, Mariah Carey, JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Adele, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Taylor Swift and many more, including his favorite act, The Rolling Stones.
Eric H. Holder Jr. ’73, LAW’76 loves Columbia. And Columbia loves him back.
Sol Azrieli CC’19 spent the 2017-18 academic year in Paris with the Columbia in Paris program. During his stay, he served as intern and videographer for the Columbia Sounds Concert Series.
"The research opportunities offered to me during my time at Columbia have been unparalleled. From the rocky deserts of Oman to the tropical corals of Panama, I have joined expeditions to research the chemistry of diverse environments at a very fundamental level." —Shawnee Traylor CC’18
“My Columbia College experience was more international than I could have ever imagined. Raised in a small city in Missouri, I knew that I wanted to go to a college where I could broaden my horizons and grow among a diverse student population.”—Edward Crouse CC’18
“I think it’s incredible that the program here at Columbia and the wonderful staff provide students with opportunities to share their work and form a community. I am so thankful for all the work they do to make the department as exemplary as it is.” —Alex Zhang CC’20
“It’s been really special to be involved in such a cool project that not many people get the opportunity to work on.” —Danielle Crosswell CC’17
“I’m thankful because I feel like in coming to Columbia, I’ve become a much more observant and aware person in the way that is incredibly useful to entrepreneurship.” —Simon Schwartz CC’17
“I really enjoyed the Core, and it forced me to really broaden my horizons. Just being able to sit together with people from different walks of life in Contemporary Civilization and discuss a lot of the deep philosophical questions, that really was a good educational experience.” —George Liu CC’17
“And even just being able to major in something like human rights as a discipline, it’s new and it’s been such a privilege to be able to focus so narrowly on it. ... It’s been so incredible to be able to study that here and say I’m about to have a human rights degree.” —Jessica Swanson CC’17
“I am so grateful for the Special Concentration in Business Management, but not just because it made me an effective public speaker. The courses I took made me think about questions that I’d never considered before.” —Madeleine Matthews CC’17
“So if you were to ask me what class to take next semester, I would answer based on personal experience: take a class that will push you beyond your limits and encourage you to interpret the world you live in through different lenses, like Video as Inquiry quite literally did for me.” – Lauren Swerdloff CC’17
“Columbia showed me a more expansive world.” —Jean-Franco Diaz CC’16
“KCST brings challenging, socially aware theatre to the Columbia community.” — Jenna Lomeli CC’15
“For the project, we were united in our interest in nuclear issues, an interest that grew in part from our experiences in Frontiers of Science.” — Asha Banerjee CC’17