Columbia University is one of the most famous institutions in the US, consistently ranked among the world's best universities in many international league tables.

Columbia University provides undergraduate education through Columbia College, the School of General Studies, and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). It also has a number of graduate and professional schools, including: Columbia Business School; Columbia Law School; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Columbia University College of Dental Medicine; School of Nursing; Mailman School of Public Health; Graduate School of Journalism; School of International and Public Affairs; The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; The School of the Arts (SoA); School of Social Work; SEAS; School of Continuing Education.

The university is affiliated with Teachers College, Barnard College, the Union Theological Seminary, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

University Rankings:

- Columbia University is ranked 4th overall in U.S. News & World Report's 2011 ranking of national universities.

- 16th globally in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (January 2010).

- Placed in global top 10 (rated 7th) by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2009). It is also rated 5th among the Top Institutions for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, 9th for Life and Agriculture Sciences, 10th for Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 4th for Social Sciences, 29th for Mathematics, 15th for Physics, 10th for Chemistry, 20th for Computer Science, 4th for Economics / Business.

- 54th among the 100 most expensive colleges in the US by Total Cost for the 2009-2010 (Campus Grotto).

- 33rd in the US News Ranking of Best Physical Therapy Schools (2009).

- Placed among the world's top 10 universities by the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings (2008).

- 10th among "global universities" by Newsweek.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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