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2 College Senior

Administration: sucking the money from you

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3 College Freshman

Administration: It is annoying to have more than two guests in a dorm room at a time if they do not live in the building. Doing a couples night with my friends (who go to a different school) and my boyfriend was rough.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I understand that there is needed strictness because this is a dangerous city, but I wish that more situations had exceptions. I've had some pretty drastic situations happen due to campus security that became extremely inconvenient.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Eh administration is often totally messy and hard to understand and get in contact with but I suppose they do care about the school and that matters a bunch.

1 College Freshman

Administration: they let anyone get away with anything

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Columbia is a fairly liberal school, so strictness is not very. . .strict. The feeling around campus is that Columbia encourages you to be yourself, but not to cause discomfort to others.

In the classroom, each professor will set the tone for his or her own classroom. Respect is a must. On campus, Columbia suffers from some vandalism, but other than that, there aren't too many problems with behavior. In the dorms, this is where strictness is actually enforced. Nothing extreme, but if you are doing something they told you not to do (like smoking weed), you'll get busted.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Doing drugs
  • Smoking too close to the building
Visitation Policies
Each dormitory has its own set of visitation policies, but two general rules of thumb are: no more than two guests at a time, and no more than three nights stayed in a row.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 204 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 218 responses

  • 42% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 53% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 3% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.


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