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


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Melody
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As a rising junior at Columbia College, I have so far been very satisfied with my experience at the university. It has a grea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a rising junior at Columbia College, I have so far been very satisfied with my experience at the university. It has a great location -- nestled in New York City but not so far downtown that you can't get any peace and quiet for studying. There is a stress culture and I do wish we had more space, but I generally love the community on campus and personally think it's a great fit for me.

Nicholas
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Columbia University is a great mix of excellent STEM programs and reputable arts programs. Being a student and an athlete tho...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia University is a great mix of excellent STEM programs and reputable arts programs. Being a student and an athlete though, I have found that the academic clique and the athletic clique don't necessarily mix. The academic standard is set high enough to constantly motivate people, but not so high as to discourage students from attempting. And the location of the school can't be beat, there is nothing like living in New York City. There are practically endless opportunities for work studies, internships, etc.

Ursa
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Columbia University in the City of New York is an excellent college if you are looking to grow as a person in every possible ...

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Columbia University in the City of New York is an excellent college if you are looking to grow as a person in every possible way. If you are satisfied believing what you already believe and thinking in the way you already think, then you will find yourself constantly uncomfortable.

Charles
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Being a 3-2 student coming from another university it was hard to adjust at first since we are put far from campus. However t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Being a 3-2 student coming from another university it was hard to adjust at first since we are put far from campus. However the orientation week (NSOP) was fantastic in helping me find new friends and colleagues from the school. My only complaint is that we are sorted with the freshman class yet most of us have already finished a bachelor's degree and are 3 years older than the kids around us during orientation, which tends to make for awkward interactions.

Andrey
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Good colledge giving credit for online learning. I'm currently looking for a new job as a software engineer and improving my ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Good colledge giving credit for online learning. I'm currently looking for a new job as a software engineer and improving my skills. I work as a bartender at the moment and spend most of my money for renting a room and bills, because my income is low. I have to support my family financially as well, as a result, I have financial debt. My work is located in New York City and I live in New Jersey, I take a New Jersey Transit train everyday to reach my work. The train is expensive and it takes a part of my salary. Unfortunately I can’t afford to pay for the course and I wanted to ask for a financial aid. My financial situation is motivating me to learn the new skills so I could improve my situation and increase my income. My mother used to help me with my education, but she recently lost her employment due to the downsizing of the company for which she worked. As a result of this, she will not be able to help me with payment for the course. She will be making every effort to find new employment. The financial aid would help me to attend the course.

David
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This is a school where you will be challenged in every way that you hope a college will challenge students. Living off campus...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a school where you will be challenged in every way that you hope a college will challenge students. Living off campus and commuting to school in weather is sometimes difficult but always doable and you have a close knit group that shares your pain. Overall, this is a very good school.

Wesley
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Columbia University is a great place to learn and live. The campus gives students a quiet environment, and the subway and bus...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia University is a great place to learn and live. The campus gives students a quiet environment, and the subway and bus lines are very accessible if you want to go to other parts of New York City. I really think the biggest plus about Columbia is the diversity of the students, you learn from everyone!

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Jaya
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My first step onto Columbia University's campus, I felt terrified. Yet, through the immediate intimidation I felt more at hom...

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My first step onto Columbia University's campus, I felt terrified. Yet, through the immediate intimidation I felt more at home than ever before. Columbia University is an incredible school, with personable teachers who personally take an interest in every student. While the competitiveness on campus is high, and expectations are upheld by many students, Columbia has awakened a love of learning in me.

Emma
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Columbia University has both wonderful strengths and serious weaknesses. Academic life at CU is enriching and promising. Th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia University has both wonderful strengths and serious weaknesses. Academic life at CU is enriching and promising. The professors are all leaders in their fields and have extensive passion for and knowledge of the subjects they teach. Classes at Columbia are intensely rigorous and wildly challenging, but they expand your worldview and help you grow into a better student and learner. The Core (required) classes in particular do an amazing job at facilitating discussion and growth in a range of important subjects. These classes are small, so they allow you to really engage with the class and get to know your professors. Additionally, the Core classes make the best of Columbia's culturally rich urban location. Class visits to museums, shows, and local landmarks are common. New York City also helps enrich personal and social life at Columbia. The dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities around the city are endless. The easy-to-navigate metro system also makes traveling and exploring the city stress-free. However, you don't need to leave campus to have fun. There are organizations (such as residential life) that work to ensure that students are relieved of stress and having a good time. There are also lots of clubs and activities on campus that students can join to get involved and have fun. The one drawback to clubs at Columbia is that many of them require applications, so joining some of them isn't as easy as many would prefer. However, there is no doubt that students will be able to find great clubs that they can enjoy. My biggest complaint thus far about Columbia is the dangerously prevalent stress culture among students here. In addition to the stress of difficult classes, heavy workloads, and lots of demanding extracurriculars, Columbia students seem to foster and encourage stress culture. Students feed on the stress of others and often compete over who is more stressed. Some students brag about coming home from the library at 6:30am. Very few of these students, however, are actually happy with the amount of stress they endure. Many members of the administration do not seem to acknowledge the unhealthy amount of stress that occurs at Columbia. However, RAs and other groups work extremely hard to provide outlets and resources for all students so that they can minimize their stress or go to seek help if it gets out of hand.

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

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