Teachers College, Columbia University is the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States and is also perennially ranked among the nation’s best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership, and psychology.
Teachers College sees its leadership role in two complementary arenas. One is as a major player in policy-making to ensure that schools are reformed and restructured to welcome all students regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. The other is in preparing educators who not only serve students directly but also coordinate the educational, psychological, behavioral, technological, and health initiatives to remove barriers to learning at all ages.
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Traveling by Subway The subway station serving Teachers College is the 116th Street stop of the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue local. The No. 1 subway train (red line) are local trains serving this station. Be sure that you are on (or transfer to) the local line at the 96th Street Station. The express line (No. 2 or No. 3 trains) does not serve Columbia University.
There are subway entrances at Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. From Grand Central Station, the Shuttle (S) goes to “Times Square” 42nd Street, offering access to the No. 1 IRT Broadway Local trains going uptown.
Traveling by Train
Grand Central Terminal, which is located at East 42nd Street and Park Avenue, is the New York City terminus for two commuter trains, MetroNorth and Conrail, as well as some Amtrak trains from Canada and Upstate New York.
Penn Station, at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, is the New York City terminus for all other Amtrak service and the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, and the New Jersey PATH train commuter lines.
Traveling by Car
The Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway) in New York City runs parallel to the Hudson River and offers convenient access to Teachers College. The highway can be reached from most of the main routes entering New York City. The nearest major highway link to it is Interstate Highway 95 (I-95).
Whether driving north or south on the Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway, exit at 95th Street. At the first traffic light, turn north (left) onto Riverside Drive; at 120th Street turn east (right) and go two blocks east to the College. The main entrance is located midway between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, on the north side of West 120th Street.
While West 120th Street offers metered parking on both sides of the street, parking on New York City streets in the Columbia University area is limited.
You can find a link to nearby parking garages here.
Traveling by Air
Three international airports connect with convenient bus and taxi New York City. From John F. Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport, economical bus service to Grand Central Terminal and various Manhattan hotels is available. Also from LaGuardia Airport, there is a more direct bus service (M60) to West 116th Street and Broadway. From Newark Airport, there is New Jersey Transit bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Although New York City cabs operate on mileage meters, cab fares can vary with traffic conditions. The average one-way fare from John F. Kennedy Airport is approximately $45.00, one way from LaGuardia Airport is about $25.00. Designated airport passenger pick-up areas usually have cab dispatchers available to assist you.