Columbia University. 2960 Broadway corner of 116th Street, (visitor center: 213, Low Memorial Library Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Tel 212-854-1754. This private university, one of the oldest in the city, is among the best in the world, especially in the field of medical and scientific research. The campus was built in 1897, and today thousands of students annually passing through their classrooms. From here have come 49 Nobel laureates, a figure which not all universities can claim. The esplanade of the campus is a quiet place where students roam and which highlights the ancient LIBRARY Low Library, which is accessed via a wide staircase which lies the statue of Alma Mater. Columbia University was founded in 1754 by King George II of England, thus becoming the oldest institution in the city of New York, and the fifth in the U.S. Since its inception the university has positioned itself at the forefront of best academic and research institutions in the world, in disciplines such as medicine, science, art and human sciences. In addition, Columbia has played an important role in the development of the city of New York, participating in many cultural institutions, arts and government. As in all American universities, students have the opportunity to practice a variety of sports facilities of the university. Many of these sports have a team participating in inter-university state league, defending the colors of the Columbia Lions. In their official website you will be informed of the schedule of competitions, and the results of previous clashes.