Welcome to the Big Apple!
The resources of Columbia University and New York City are a remarkable benefit to Klingenstein Center students. In addition to studying at one of the finest schools of education in the world, you have the resources of this extraordinary city at your disposal.
Teachers College offers affordable housing options within one block of the campus to full-time graduate students. Options include single rooms, suites, studios and one- or two-bedroom apartments. For convenience and affordability, most Klingenstein students elect to live on campus. Housing assignments at Teachers College are awarded on a "first-come, first-served" basis, and housing applications should be completed as early as possible; applicants are encouraged to apply for housing as soon as they are accepted to the program
. For more detailed information and housing application materials, visit the Office of Residential Services
Students moving into the New York area who plan to live in off-campus housing should read the Teachers College Off-Campus Housing Resources page
for an overview of the New York City housing market
Teachers College is located in the Morningside Heights
neighborhood of Manhattan. Residents enjoy easy access to parks with Riverside Park, Morningside Park, and Central Park nearby. Columbia campus is bordered by Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, both of which offer a variety of restaurants, shops, and services. Visit the Not for Tourists Guide page
for reviews of restaurants, shops, nightlife and more. For a photo tour of the neighborhood, visit the Airbnb Morningside Heights page. Some of the landmarks in the neighborhood include the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Grant's Tomb, Tom's Restaurant and, of course, Columbia University.
The New York City Subway system's 1 train has stops at 125th Street and 116th Streets. Columbia is also served by the M4, M11, M104, and M60 buses. Additionally, Columbia University runs a free intercampus shutttle bus system which includes a stop at the 125th street Metro North train station for commuters.
While enrolled at the Klingenstein Center, you have access to all the resources of Teachers College and Columbia University, such as
- Discounted tickets to Broadway shows, athletic events and movies,
- Free admission to over 30 museums,
- Over 25 Teachers College student organizations, and
- Free access to the Dodge Fitness Center with a three story cardio and strength training area, indoor track and indoor pool.