Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (Columbia Engineering) offer undergraduate students unique advantages; they are at the same time small, selective colleges and integral components of a major research university. Students benefit from over 250 years of rich history and distinction, easy access to the immense resources of New York City and a dynamic residential community where "Columbia Blue" is worn with pride at events ranging from Lions' basketball games to the World Leaders Forum to late-night study sessions in the residence halls. The Columbia College student body is composed of approximately 4,500 students; the Columbia Engineering student body is roughly 1,500. Students come from all fifty states and over ninety countries. They represent a dazzling array of ethnic, social, economic, cultural, religious and geographic backgrounds. The diversity of Columbia's student body reflects the diversity of New York City, the world's most international city. At the heart of the undergraduate experience is a uniquely designed Core Curriculum of philosophy, history, politics, literature, art, music, science and writing, providing every student with a comprehensive and truly transformational understanding of modern civilization. Columbia students also have the exclusive opportunity to enhance their chosen studies through the unparalleled energy, vitality and multicultural variety of New York City. No other college in America offers students the integration of the highest level of educational excellence in a community with an incomparable offering of professional, career and life experiences.