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Reviews 1025 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I've never been to a game of any kind at Truman, but from what I've heard, the people who do go love the games and the spirit of the fans.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Columbia University is very diligent in letting me know the upcoming news that would interest me. Although I must say my alma mater, Truman State University, is one of the best schools I've been to in terms of the academics.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have spent one year at Columbia so far. It was the most challenging academic year for me - yet it also rivaled my senior year of high school as my most fun and enjoyable year.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From what I have heard, Columbia's alumni network is a huge asset.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sometimes the Public Safety officials can have unpalatable personalities but overall I feel extremely safe and secure with them around.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing can be extremely hit-or-miss. Some dorms are incredible. Others are mediocre. And some are just awful. It really is the luck of the draw (or housing lottery) that determines the quality of the housing.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek Life, so I am not a great authority on this. But I have friends involved, and they seem to like it.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The school is extremely bad at most sports. One sport that we excel in is fencing, but almost nobody watches that. Columbia did win a basketball championship as well. And baseball is great too. But our football is among the worst in the country. Almost nobody attends the sports games, either.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many great things about this school: the location, the campus, the quality of education, the legacy of the school, among other things.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are some really cool classes if you are open to looking for them. Teachers are really passionate about what they teach and they really are at the forefront of their fields.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My senior friends have all found amazing jobs and there are so many opportunities the school set up for us in turns of alumni events and a career portal with job/internship listings.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never once felt unsafe on campus. There are always public safety officers walking around.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Being in New York, the rooms aren't huge. But it's really easy for students to get singles as a first year, maintenance comes every week day to clean, and overall, it was great! I lived in John Jay and I absolutely loved it.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The frats are good but recruitment for sororities are based on shallow qualifications just like at any other school.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports just aren't that big of a deal especially because Baker Athletic Complex is kinda far from campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While the academics have been quite challenging, the people that I'm surrounded by motivate me and I have really enjoyed my year so far.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Comparative to the other schools that I have gone to, the health and safety issues on this campus is a lot stronger than the others.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Comparative to the housing on campus from the other schools I have lived at, it is a great experience.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at Columbia University is difficult to get in because there are so many students.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Because of the number of students there, over 30,000, I would say the athletics are good to great.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Of all the schools I have been too, in my field, mechanical engineering, this school is the best.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: WE ARE A SMART SCHOOL!

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs and Alcohol are used on this campus, like any campus, but it is very rare for the abuse of these substances to be overwhelming or harmful to any individual.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes are interesting, the professors care about you, and the overall student body is a constantly motivating force to make sure you are capable of doing your best.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I will have a job when I graduate that is amazing.

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Columbia has a unique culture and school spirit. The intense workload and level of academic rigor bring students together in a culture of cozy complaint. Columbians constantly whine about their amount of work, but they also find a way to come together and persevere, and friendships are formed in this shared struggle.

Columbia is not for the faint of heart or those who need their hand to be held every step of the way through their college career. If you need help and seek it out, you will find it. But no one is going to sit down and explain everything to you, and Columbia can be pretty intimidating for that reason. However, this means that students are given the opportunity from the get-go to be independent and to decide for themselves what their college experience will mean for them. Columbia provides amazing resources and can help you achieve just about anything, or will at the very least encourage you to pursue whatever it is you want. The academics are amazing, and the Core Curriculum gives students a shared knowledge of Western thought, which is hugely influential in the way students will approach academics, careers, and life in general. The Columbia experience is an incredible one, and any student lucky enough to get in should definitely take advantage of such a wonderful, rare opportunity!

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