New York, NY
Columbia University in the City of New York


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Brittany
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My overall opinion of Columbia University is that it's a great education, with top tier academics, an expansive network of al...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Columbia University is that it's a great education, with top tier academics, an expansive network of alumni, great educational and extracurricular resources, and unique job/fellowship/internship opportunities that are often only available to Columbia students. It's expensive in NYC, but worth it for the opportunities.

Farooq
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Undoubtedly inferior to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and MIT. General Studies is a complete joke of a program and its ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Undoubtedly inferior to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and MIT. General Studies is a complete joke of a program and its selectivity is nonexistent. The graduate programs are HUGE and have very little selectivity, if any at all. We have over 33,000 students, for crying out loud. No Ivy, even Cornell, comes close to that inanely large student population - 33,000 is much closer to the population of a public university. Essentially no focus on undergrads. No school spirit or sense of community, partially due to the location in New York. Facilities (housing, academic buildings) are awful, especially when considering that we have the highest tuition in the country. Transfer acceptance rate is through the roof compared to HYPSM; it’s almost as if they let anyone in. And don’t let the 5.1% acceptance rate fool you; half of the student body applied solely because Columbia is the only Ivy in NYC. If we were located in New Haven or Hanover, there is little doubt in my mind that the acceptance rate would be at least 9-10%. Not to mention, the campus is fewer than 40 acres large and is extremely unimpressive when compared to Princeton’s or Yale’s. Advising is terrible. Overrated joke of a school, much less an Ivy.

Jonathan
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Columbia University is an amalgamation of peoples, ideas, experiences, goals and directions. Everyone with whom you might int...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia University is an amalgamation of peoples, ideas, experiences, goals and directions. Everyone with whom you might interact with on campus, can always provide a little insight to an aspect of life that you probably hadn't thought of before. The academics are, without a doubt, incredibly competent and challenging. Despite the stress that grades and academic achievement might impose on us students, however, the communal struggle is one that ties us all together. Whether it be studying late at night in the library or going to recitations or office hours, the students here are very intertwined and form a very supportive and endearing community.

Alanna
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Columbia is a wonderful institution which offers amazing opportunities for students such as myself to study abroad and gain a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia is a wonderful institution which offers amazing opportunities for students such as myself to study abroad and gain a deeper learning of the world around them. This university offers several programs unlike those at other schools, including the one in which I am enrolled: the Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University. Through this program and the one with Sciences Po in France, students have the chance to spend two years studying in Europe and two in New York City, graduating with two degrees and a thorough understanding of another culture. These two programs set Columbia apart from other European institutions by allowing students more choices and making Columbia graduates learned citizens not just of their country, but of the world.

Yangzi
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They are competitive but overall good. If you are a geek person, come to Columbia! Sometimes people have really stress out on...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

They are competitive but overall good. If you are a geek person, come to Columbia! Sometimes people have really stress out on campus but many professors are very helpful. My advice to you is not taking classes with TAs. They want to show how powerful they are.

Jacob
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Great school, consistently rated one of the top schools in the nation and for good reason. Only thing the school is lacking i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school, consistently rated one of the top schools in the nation and for good reason. Only thing the school is lacking is social life and school spirit. Outside of Greek Life and a couple of clubs it's hard to branch out and make new friends. Also students can be overly competitive, but it makes sense for them to be because it's likely how they got into Columbia.

Anthony
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My overall opinion of Columbia University in the City of New York is the University is good. There's the allure of New York C...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Columbia University in the City of New York is the University is good. There's the allure of New York City which is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. There is always something to do here at Columbia. The resources are out there you just have to find them. Also, the academics are top-notch, I would say Columbia is just as competitive as any other University in the world. The down-side is the price of admission I don't believe that the price of admission is worth the name the University is.

Crystal
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Honestly, best decision I made was to come here. The campus is beautiful and academics are certainly the number one priority...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, best decision I made was to come here. The campus is beautiful and academics are certainly the number one priority. I am constantly challenged and supported not only by professors but by my peers and advisors. There is also always an event or lecture to attend which adds to the academic experience.

Sebastian
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It has a rather small campus but the amount of services and resources offered by the institution makes up for that.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It has a rather small campus but the amount of services and resources offered by the institution makes up for that.

Joseph
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I've had some really good professors, but I've also had some really bad professors, and whether I liked the classes or not de...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I've had some really good professors, but I've also had some really bad professors, and whether I liked the classes or not depended mostly on them. Outside of class, however, I really enjoy life at Columbia. There are plenty of groups on campus to get involved in, and if they're not your thing you can start you own. If you don't want to do that either, well, you're still in New York City, so you can hop on the subway and pop up in times Square a half-hour later. Whatever you want to do, opportunity abounds if you're willing to seek it out.

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  • 8,124
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $49,973
  • Acceptance rate
  • 7%

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