Why is Columbia University a world-class learning institution?

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1. Excellence in Education

1.1. Highly selective

1.1.1. SAT

1.1.1.1. Critical Reading - 780

1.1.1.2. Writing - 780

1.1.1.3. Math - 790

1.1.2. ACT

1.1.2.1. English 30-35

1.1.2.2. Writing 8-10

1.1.2.3. Math 31-35

1.1.3. GPA

1.1.3.1. 3.8-4.0

1.1.4. 2012 acceptance rate - 7.4%

1.2. Notable Alumni

1.2.1. 3 United States Presidents

1.2.2. 26 foreign Heads of State

1.2.3. 9 Supreme Court Justices

1.2.4. 43 Nobel Prize Winners

1.2.5. 35 National Book Awards

1.2.6. 115 Pulitzer Prizes

1.2.7. 37 Academy Awards

2. Research

2.1. Major funding for research

2.2. Exceptional Faculty

2.3. Link to current research lists

2.4. Students can participate/lead research

3. Tradition and History

3.1. 5th oldest higher education institution in the US

3.1.1. Founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain

3.1.2. State entity in 1784 - Columbia College

3.1.3. Private University in 1787

3.2. Ivy League - prestige

4. Location

4.1. New York City

4.1.1. Diversity

4.1.2. Arts and Culture

4.1.3. Networking opportunities

4.2. International Hub

4.3. Tri-State Area

4.3.1. Commuting possible for professional students

5. Diversity

5.1. Demographics (2009) - Click to See Note

5.2. International alumni, faculty, and students

5.2.1. 17% of the undergraduate students

5.2.2. 34% of the graduate students

6. Academic Options

6.1. Undergraduate

6.1.1. School of the Arts

6.1.2. Barnard College

6.1.3. Columbia College

6.1.4. Engineering and Applied Science

6.1.5. School of International and Public Affairs

6.1.6. Jewish Theological Seminary

6.1.7. Union Theological Seminary

6.2. School of Continuing Education

6.3. Graduate

6.3.1. Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

6.3.2. School of Arts and Sciences

6.3.3. Business School

6.3.4. Journalism

6.3.5. Public Health

6.3.6. Social Work

6.3.7. Teachers College

6.4. School of General Studies

6.5. Professional Schools

6.5.1. College of Dental Medicine

6.5.2. College of Physicians and Surgeons

6.5.3. School of Nursing

7. Libraries and Resources

7.1. One of the top 5 academic libraries in the country

7.2. Over 10 million volumes

7.3. Over 100,000 current journals and serials

7.4. Electronic resources

7.5. Manuscripts, rare books, and microforms