Student Life – Living in NYC and the Columbia Area
Columbia University is located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City, an area dotted with an array of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, theaters, parks, and more. The Morningside campus is also just under a mile from the northwest entrance to Central Park, allowing students easy access to New York’s most iconic park.
Through the Arts Initiative at Columbia University, students gain free access to over 30 New York area museums, in addition to discounted tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
Columbia Intercampus Shuttle
The University provides free shuttle bus routes between the Morningside Campus, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Studebaker Building at the Manhattanville Campus, the Medical Center, Harlem Hospital, and the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
New York City mass transit operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across all five boroughs, making it the largest public transport system in the United States. Just a few steps away from the 116th Street/Columbia University subway station on the 1- train line, Columbia is also easily accessible from other stations.
Time Out New York – NYC Guide for Visitors & Locals
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Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) aids Columbia students in their search for rental housing in the New York Metropolitan area. OCHA manages a database of available rooms and apartments, and also provides information on the rental real estate market in New York City. Additionally, OCHA offers one-on-one housing search counseling.