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Columbia GSAPP is located in the heart of Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus located at 116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in New York City.

Admissions visits by prospective students are possible by advance reservation, please see the Admissions webpage to for tour dates and scheduling information.


By Train or Bus
Trains to New York arrive at Grand Central Station or Pennsylvania Station; buses stop at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Visitors arriving at these stations can take either public transportation or a taxi north to the campus.

By New York City Public Transportation
Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the No. 1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The Columbia stop for the buses and the subway is 116th Street. The M60 bus is a direct link between campus and LaGuardia Airport.

Maps of bus and subway routes are available on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority website.

By Car
Please see the Columbia University Visitor Center for complete driving directions as well as resources on local parking.


Prospective Student Tours
Prospective students and guests are encouraged to visit Columbia GSAPP throughout the year. GSAPP hosts regular tours, open houses for prospective students, and offers opportunities to participate in final reviews or public programs. Please see the GSAPP Admissions page for complete details and registration links.

Guided Historical Campus Tours
Columbia University offers guided tours about the campus history, architecture, and sculpture. Please see the Columbia Visitor Center page to register in advance.

Self-Guided Campus Tours
If you are visiting on a weekend or missed a regularly scheduled tour, you can use the University’s Self-Guided Walking Tour guide.


Columbia University is committed to providing an accessible and welcoming environment for faculty, staff, students, guests, visitors and members of the public, and it encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact the Office of Disability Services.

Visitors, guests and members of the public who require disability access or accommodations for a tour should email the Visitors Center in advance to make arrangements.

This map is intended to serve as a guide to the accessibility of the campus. The Columbia University Department of Public Safety is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist guests and visitors with outdoor access to the different levels of the campus. Notify the guard stationed 24 hours a day at both 116th Street and Broadway and 116th Street and Amsterdam if you need assistance.