From a one-room classroom with one professor and eight students, Columbia University has grown to include more than 4,000 faculty members and 23,000 students. Over the years, 79 of Columbia’s alumni and current or former faculty have received the Nobel Prize. Today Columbia is what President Lee Bollinger has called "the quintessential great urban university"—attracting students and faculty from 150 countries to engage with each other and with the cultural, scientific, and business enterprises that make New York City one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Columbia includes three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, and a school of continuing education.
The School of the Arts is housed in Dodge Hall on Columbia’s historic, neoclassical campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. In addition to the School, Dodge Hall is home to Miller Theatre, the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, the Department of Music, and the Gabe M. Weiner Music and Arts Library. The other 21 libraries of the university, as well as countless research centers and institutes, are all at students’ disposal.