List of famous alumni from Columbia University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Columbia University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Columbia University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Columbia University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Columbia University.
This list includes Barack Obama, Alicia Keys and more notable Columbia alumni and famous Columbia Lions.This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Columbia University?” and “Which celebrities are Columbia University alumni?”