The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Columbia University affiliation
  2. 2
    The lawn
  3. 3
    Midnight Breakfast
  4. 4
    College Activities Office
  5. 5
    Street vendors
  6. 6
  7. 7
    Tom's Restaurant
  8. 8
    The tunnel system
  9. 9
    The Manhattan skyline
  10. 10

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
97% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
90% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Accepting Campus Community
86% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
94% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
71% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Safe Campus
69% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
50% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
90% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Learn from the Best
89% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 70% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Cheap Living Off Campus
Off-campus housing is only $1,520 on average.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Students Stick Around
Only 6% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    No air conditioning in most dorms
  2. 2
    No retaking classes you've done poorly in
  3. 3
    The cold, cold winters
  4. 4
    Only one dining hall open for dinner
  5. 5
    Loud fraternity guys that live behind the dorms
  6. 6
    No entrances on the South Side of campus
  7. 7
    Varsity sports
  8. 8
    No parking
  9. 9
    Computer lab waits
  10. 10
    Poor cell phone reception

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $43,502, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
69% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $8,240.
Want a Job? On Your Own
There aren't any placement services for graduates.
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