Columbia University in the City of New York also known as Columbia University Online, is an American private League research University. It is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and also the fifth oldest in the United States. Furthermore it is one of the country’s nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. In our days the university operates Columbia Global Centers overseas in Istanbul, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and more. King’s College was the first name of this educational institution which was found in 1754 by royal charter of George 2 of Great Britain. It now operates under a 1787 charter that places the institution under a private board of trustless, and in 1896 it was further renamed Columbia University. In the same year the trustless officially authorized the use of yet another new name and in our days the educational institution is officially known as Columbia University in the City of New York. At that time the president moved the campus again from 49th street to its present location, a more spacious campus in the developing neighborhood of Morningside Heights. Columbia University Online rapidly became the nation’s major institution for research, setting the multiversity model that universities later would adopt.


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Columbia University online established in 2006 the Office of Environmental Stewardship to initiate, implement and coordinate programs to reduce the university’s environmental footprint. The plan commits to incorporating smart growth, new urbanism and green building design principles. It is one of the 2030 Challenge Partners. This is a group of total nine universities in the city of New York that have pledged to reduce their greenhouse emissions by thirty percent within the next ten or a few more years. Columbia University online adopts LEED standards for all new construction and major renovations. It requires a minimum of Silver, but through its design and review process seeks to achieve higher levels. With their intensive energy use this is especially challenging for research and lab buildings. The university, however, also uses lab design guidelines seeking to maximize energy efficiency while protecting the safety of researchers. The university hosts a green market every Thursday and Saturday where local farmers can sell their produce to residents of the city. Furthermore Hodgson’s farm which is a local New York gardening center joins the market bringing a large selection of plants and blooming flowers from April to November. Acceptance rate of the Columbia University Online for the class of 2017 is 6.89 percent, making the institution the fourth more selective college in the United States by admission rate behind Stanford, Yale and Harvard. The university is a racially diverse school with approximately 52 percent of all students identifying themselves as persons of color. It announced a 400 million to 600 million dollars donation from media billionaire alumnus John Kluge to be used exclusively for undergraduate financial aid. The donation is among the largest single gifts to higher education.