College News and Fun Facts: Columbia University

Columbia University used to be known as the King’s College. Source.

The MGM Studio’s Lion was inspired by Columbia’s Lion mascot. Ad executive Howard Dietz said he decided to use a lion as the company’s mascot as a tribute to his alma mater, Columbia University, whose athletic team nickname is The Lions. Source.

  • Color: Columbia Blue and White
  • Mascot: Lion
  • Admit Rate: 5.8% (Class of 2021). Read more