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The Campus

In 1894 Teachers College moved to its current location on West 120th Street


The campus consists of 5 residence halls and 8 interconnected buildings. Take time to explore the campus and neighborhood, and admire the Gothic architecture dating back to the early 19th Century. Whether you are a part-time or full-time student, we encourage you to become familiar with not only the campus, but also the entire neighborhood. Morningside Heights is situated about 60 blocks north of Midtown, on Broadway, between 110th St. and 125th St. This is also home to a number of other leading educational and cultural institutions, including Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary and the main campus of Columbia University. For this reason, many turn-of-the-century newspaper reports hailed Morningside Heights as “America’s Acropolis.” The Heights is a dynamic, exciting neighborhood. Once characterized by bodegas and mom-and-pop stores of all varieties, the Heights (to the consternation of some; the joy of others) has taken on a new character. Designer clothing stores, gourmet food shops and moderate to expensive restaurants featuring an international range of cuisines are replacing the old time shops and stores.