Columbia University: An Introduction

  • Published on Mar 26, 2010
  • A short film by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ric Burns, CC 78, featuring interviews with Columbia students, faculty and alumni. HD Available.

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    (0:00) Introduction
    (2:03) History & Location
    (4:09) The Core Curriculum
    (6:05) Engineering
    (7:28) Science & Research
    (9:38) Student Life
    (12:08) Conclusion

Comments • 413

  • Hitendra Patel
    Hitendra Patel 11 days ago

    This is what i have been dreaming for...

  • chloe jec
    chloe jec Month ago +1

    I feel like half of the comments got exepted and the other half are hamilton fans-

  • Yaoqi Jiang
    Yaoqi Jiang Month ago

    3 days before the application is due. I love you! Hope to see the mail before Christmas!

  • Summer Stokes
    Summer Stokes Month ago

    I just wanted to know, if the campus is really big like other US universities?!

  • Manisha Chouhan
    Manisha Chouhan Month ago

    #dream college .....I am just 14 years and a biology lover I want to be a surgeon and want to graduate from this university hope I will be the part of this soon.....

  • lalith lalith
    lalith lalith 2 months ago

    Do we need to have work experience to do an mba

  • David Joe
    David Joe 2 months ago +1

    Just got accepted into Billings Community College!!!!!

  • Big Hatter
    Big Hatter 2 months ago

    Here's the real 'intro':

  • Taylor Swizzle
    Taylor Swizzle 2 months ago +1


  • CC C
    CC C 3 months ago

    Wow. A young Christopher Walken 6:31

  • Jason Carrizales
    Jason Carrizales 3 months ago


  • Elvis Ganje
    Elvis Ganje 3 months ago

    Ever heard of Rongo University?

  • leaking hamburger helper
    leaking hamburger helper 3 months ago +2

    I'm from an Asian country and there's no way that I'll get to study here but this is my dream school and I really wanna study here but yeah, literally just a dream 💤

    • Mel ZA
      Mel ZA 3 months ago +1

      say macaroni sameee

  • Jason Carrizales
    Jason Carrizales 3 months ago


  • rameyza elya
    rameyza elya 3 months ago

    I want the study....

  • M S
    M S 4 months ago

    I wish there were places like this that wanted people who think differently, I'm in the UK and it sucks that these types of projects are all done in america, I wanna work on mechanics/synthetic mechanic - I don't know much about them but i want to research compounds and chemicals and all sorts of materials to find something that would benefit people, It just suck that we've got no opportunity to get involved with like minded people... Just proves that potential is lost in this day and age.

  • Just Another one
    Just Another one 4 months ago +1

    Why is Colombia university in America?

  • Rishabh Rishu
    Rishabh Rishu 5 months ago

    LoTR score

  • Jishan Mallick
    Jishan Mallick 5 months ago

    I m getting goosebumps...

  • Dongche Zhang
    Dongche Zhang 5 months ago

    Dream school...

  • Lili Nur Indah Sari
    Lili Nur Indah Sari 5 months ago +1

    Bismillah, i got accepted in the MSW grad program and currently in the process of applying for a scholarship to fund my study there. Wish me luck!!!!

  • Gidion Seleman
    Gidion Seleman 6 months ago

    One day yes, I'm gonna be there...🤗🤗🤗

  • Daniele De Blu
    Daniele De Blu 6 months ago

    Columbia University, where the female dream of raping men and then making them expell for sexual harassment comes true.

  • Sona Bright
    Sona Bright 6 months ago +1

    I can't wait to be a part of this wonderful institution.

  • Alex Tatan
    Alex Tatan 7 months ago

    I’m gonna apply and be rejected next year!

  • Hayden H
    Hayden H 7 months ago

    3rd Wave Feminism is destroying.

  • journalistethics dotcom

    at 1:20 I decided to take a look the name of the channel. I thought so. Columbia. This does view as a public relations exercise. I am sure that Columbia is a fine institution. The graphics of your video are great.

  • Nguyen Tanthien
    Nguyen Tanthien 8 months ago

    Das Völkwirtschaftler mit Erfahrungen .........Martin......Wieso schreiben Sie Martin.......Ohne bedeutet.......Lächeln Kinders......

  • Mourning Star
    Mourning Star 8 months ago

    Any mention of the Frankfurt School Marxists and radical Affirmative Action?

  • Sundin Gouesh
    Sundin Gouesh 8 months ago

    The rich heritage and foundational principles of this school and history, just fonominal.

    • Sundin Gouesh
      Sundin Gouesh 8 months ago

      Untreated, the motion picture symbol comes to mind.

  • KomikliGaming [TR]
    KomikliGaming [TR] 9 months ago

    yakup papağan adı yalnız

  • nitinand kharat
    nitinand kharat 9 months ago

    wow great great

  • Paul Delaney
    Paul Delaney 9 months ago +1

    What a crap school. Your people halt a comedian’s show for making offensive jokes. Seriously,, please, don’t send your children here; you’d only be retarding their intellectual growth. #CensoredMeToo

  • Frank Velazquez
    Frank Velazquez 9 months ago +1

    $1,000 000,000.00 dollars tuition.

  • Ali A. Chaudhry
    Ali A. Chaudhry 10 months ago +1

    Columbia is the only place in the world where my personality resonated with me. It’s so happening that it pushes you to your max productivity level. However, now that I’m applying for UG to Columbia, as much as I want to get here, I’m overwhelmed by its low acceptance rate. I just wonder if I can relive the great moments of growing as I did in its summer program. But now that I’ve done my best, I’m really hopeful that my dream place becomes a reality! 💯♥️✨

  • Douglas Donoghue
    Douglas Donoghue 10 months ago

    great. 😄

  • Kookie’s SugaDaddy
    Kookie’s SugaDaddy 10 months ago

    I’m a sophomore in high school rn who really wants to go here. I’m praying and keeping my fingers crossed🙏🏾😭

  • 黄花梨
    黄花梨 10 months ago

    my teacher went to this college

  • garnet davis
    garnet davis 11 months ago

    Is it free to apply?!

  • Hyun Joo (June) Seong
    Hyun Joo (June) Seong 11 months ago


  • fajar ibra
    fajar ibra 11 months ago

    Columbia University,,, i'm coming..

  • Thepope 111111
    Thepope 111111 11 months ago +1


  • ok
    ok 11 months ago

    Columbia bound!!!! 👑💙

  • custer264
    custer264 Year ago +1

    I want to go to Columbia bc of the diversity!! Because diversity makes all problems go away.

  • Ra Fi
    Ra Fi Year ago

    i am speechless right now!!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Year ago +2

    Not gonna lie, I wanna be in NY because of Friends

  • Dejan Jovanovic
    Dejan Jovanovic Year ago


  • Mamadou Djan Diallo

    Meilleure université

  • Ed Devlin
    Ed Devlin Year ago

    im from Ireland and just dream that I went here and got more out of life

  • _SA SQE
    _SA SQE Year ago


  • Ubiquitous Stove
    Ubiquitous Stove Year ago

    I adore their outfits!!

  • Ella Braginski
    Ella Braginski Year ago +2

    It sucks if you’re not American cause Universities are so expensive 😓

  • Stand Here
    Stand Here Year ago +2

    Hopefully somedays i'll accepted into this college i'm from south east asia so far from usa

  • Daniel
    Daniel Year ago

    So it's columbia university or NY university?

  • Yusuf Hekmatiar
    Yusuf Hekmatiar Year ago

    I hope, I learn someday at there..

  • Knowledge Is Power

    How to take addmission from pakistan

  • Larry R.
    Larry R. Year ago

    Where are the cockroaches? I had roaches in every room, 1981 to 1985. Where are the homeless people? Where are the muggers? My roommate got mugged freshman year and never came back. Where are the warnings not to ever, ever go into Morningside Park?

  • Trendsetter Gaming

    Can you study aviation here....please respond

  • Phururubu m
    Phururubu m Year ago +1

    My dream is to study in this university😊😊😊

  • Anton Anton
    Anton Anton Year ago

    I got none accepted to that, cus I don't register and pursue it to be as one of my dreams... yay... should I roar too? Well, I am going to Europe... love from Indonesia... 😂