One of the most prestigious and reputed universities in the world as well as in United States of America, Columbia University is a private Ivy League research University situated in Morningside Heights, in the Upper Manhattan in the most happening city of the world, New York City. It was founded as King’s College in 1754 among many other former names. In the state of New York, it is the oldest institution for higher studies and in America, it is the fifth oldest. After the American Revolutionary war, the college was re-christened as Columbia University in the year of 1896, before that it was Columbia College as ‘King’s’ was the symbol of the imperial kingdom of great Britain. It is sprawled over more than thirty-two acres which is quite small when compared with universities like Harvard and Stanford. It has twenty schools, unlike other universities where there are usually twelve schools dealing in various disciplines. When it comes to prestige and selectivity, it comes in the top ten list. Like Princeton University, Columbia University also boasts of various well-known and famous personalities like there are one hundred and one Nobel laureates who were its past students, faulty or staff, twenty-nine heads of states, twenty-nine academy award winners, nine justices of the United States and most importantly, five founding fathers of the United states. It is also one of the founding members of the association of American Universities and was the first institution to grant a M.D degree.