Describe the students at your school.
In terms of dress, Columbia is very mixed. You have your preppy polo popped collar kids but then you also have those who wear ripped jeans and old band t-shirts. Everyone is relatively diverse because Columbia is not your typical Ivy League school. You have students who want to be at Columbia for the Ivy education but you also have students who are at Columbia merely to be in New York City. I personally am friends with a diverse crowd as well. Between my friends on the Fed, which is Columbia's alternative paper and is mostly comprised of people who are also in Columbia's theater life; my sorority, which is filled with lovely, and also a diverse mix of girls from different backgrounds; and then my involvement in Columbia's Jewish community, I really see many different aspects of campus life.