Thu, 23 Dec 2010 07:15:33 GMT | By Anjana Das, India Syndicate

World's Top 50 Universities: No. 11-20

Last week we showcased the top 10 universities of the world. And now we've decided to extend the list to the top 50. Here are the second tier of the world's best - the universities ranked between 11 and 20 on the coveted list.

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11. Columbia University

11. Columbia University
Location: City of New York


Columbia University is a private research university in New York City and one of the eight members of the Ivy League. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today, the University operates four global centers overseas in Amman, Jordan; Beijing, China; Paris, France; and Mumbai, India.

From its beginnings in a schoolhouse in lower Manhattan, Columbia University has grown to encompass two principal campuses: the historic, neoclassical campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood and the modern Medical Center further uptown, in Washington Heights. Today, Columbia is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, conducting path-breaking research in medicine, science, the arts, and the humanities. It includes three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, and a school of continuing education.

Courses offered and admission procedure

To obtain information about degrees offered and admissions procedures, please contact the individual schools listed on the website, or explore their listing of academic departments and programs.

Tentative cost of courses

The fees vary according to the course opted for. A detailed structure of the tuition & fees, as well as financial aid is available at the university's official website.

Scholarships offered

Columbia University's educational financing options consist of federal, state, institutional and private sources of funds that will help meet the diverse needs of the student population

Presence in India

The University has a global center in Mumbai, India.

Next: University of Pennsylvania

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