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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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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is one of the best things on campus. They become the major leaders in clubs, societies, and student government. The GPAs of Greeks are often higher than that of most other clubs, and they foster a great and fun community to be a part of.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Athletics: We are not good at sports. That is not why we come here. But, if you pay attention, and don't believe in the stereotypes, they're awesome.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is intellectually stimulating, academically rigorous, and socially fantastic. To be in New York city and have all of that access to everything one could be interest in, while also having an amazing oasis uptown in which to pursue my academic goals is incredible.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I truly loved my classes and had some of the best professors in the country!

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: If you want to do finance or consulting it is great. Otherwise it is hit-or-miss.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Generally health and safety is good, but sometimes the administration's stances put health and safety of students at more risk through infirm policies and a tendency to try to protect their image over dealing with serious issues.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It is better than finding your own place, but is far from glamorous. Dealing with the housing department can be a hassle.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I wasn't interested and didn't pay much attention and that wasn't a unique attitude on campus.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I loved my experience there. There were negatives of course, but overall it was amazing.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Some sports are very good, but generally they aren't huge spectator sports. Campus doesn't revolve around sports. The football team is atrocious.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: SVR is active on campus, and their demands will be heard. The student body is very vigilant about acknowledging and addressing sexual assault on campus, and the administration will soon follow.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love being here, I love that I can study what I do with some of the best professors.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I hope to do research after graduation, and that seems to be a reality.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the specialty housing options.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I care about ADP but that's it, it's fun.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't care about it, but others do...

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Columbia is exactly where I belong.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Columbia really prepares many of its students to succeed, and most importantly to find a passion in the field that they're studying. Teachers and professors are really invested in time one on one to help always.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni network is great! I have been able to network with alumni at Columbia University and have made connections both on the east coast as well as on the west coast. They have helped me with job prospects. I plan to earn my license as a clinical social worker and from there moving to a position in higher education.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus security is always on top of it!

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing was easy to maneuver

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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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