Which Ivy League school was originally named King's College?
Columbia University is a private, Ivy League, research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England in reaction to the founding of Princeton College. It was renamed Columbia College in 1784 following the American Revolution, and in 1787 was placed under a private board of trustees headed by former students Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. In 1896, the campus was moved to its current location in Morningside Heights and renamed Columbia University.
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