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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The business, theatre, music, art, computer science, and health departments are good. Otherwise, I don't know why you'd want to attend Columbus state.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful. The diversity of students is huge. If offers a lot of events that helps to expand student's horizons.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Big focus in finance and Solar energy opportunities

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am having the post amazing freshman year at Columbia.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Our core curriculum especially stands out compared to that of the other colleges because it emphasizes a holistic education with a Renaissance/Enlightenment vibe.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school. The professors are down to earth and really there to help you. The student body is so diverse. I appreciate student's willingness to step out of their comfort zone to interact with all people

15 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am not very found of the core curriculum or the sports teams. Night life isn't too bad but I wish that greek like was a little better and we could have tailgates for games. I love the campus, I think it is gorgeous! The city is amazing!! There is always a place to eat if you get tired of the dining hall food and there is never an opportunity to be bored. There is great opportunity for internships. I love being around smart and intellectual people.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am so glad that I chose Columbia. It has been my dream school ever since I was little and I love it. The academics are challenging but not too much to handle, and the social scene is exciting and fun. I have made a lot of friends and being in New York City is such an advantage.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am part of the Dual BA between Columbia University and Sciences Po, so as a junior, I have only been on campus for about half a semester. However, my academic experience has been phenomenal, both at Sciences Po and even more so at Columbia. My only complaint is that the institution is so large that getting advising and help choosing classes and making sure you are on track is difficult, especially at the beginning of a semester.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've met driven, and caring students and professors

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wouldn't choose program again because of funding/finances.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Columbia SIPA. Its a diverse environment of intellectuals from all different disciplines and geographic regions. The courses are challenging and I feel that they are truly pushing me towards being a better practitioner.

3 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The administration can be cumbersome sometimes and certain department people are quite rude. Everything is just disorganized really....

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It has definitely been a challenge and the students are very competitive, which can be overwhelming at times, but I do appreciate my experiences when I look back.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Though school spirit is lacking, as a consequence of relatively weak athletics, having NYC as an extended campus more than makes up for it. The academics are top notch, the student body is amazing, and the professors are renowned. If you are looking for a great education at a top school, look no further than Columbia, but only if you can stand this new England weather.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Cohort is very involving. Professors are helpful.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Smart, focused, and driven student body. Facilities okay, culture is ok.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Columbia University provides an opportunity to have a well rounded education. The Core Program provides you with studies in a wide range of topics along with you have an opportunity to focus on your desired major.

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school has a dense and busy schedule but the work is not too difficult as long as you keep up. It's a large program so there are many opportunities to make friends over time.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The core curriculum is definitely a unique part of Columbia life. Our school encourages students to appreciate literature and all forms of art. Being located in Manhattan helps the cultural experience and Columbia's art center provides free or discounted tickets to museums and shows (movies, plays, musicals, etc.) for students and staff. I love musicals and I watched Wicked at a pretty good seat by paying only $56 through Columbia discount and I can visit MoMA and the MET for free with my school ID + a special sticker from the ID center.

12 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Columbia has been an eye opening experience. While the academic side is ver rigorous I am very comfortable and appy with the people who I have meet at Columbia.

5 people found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: NYC housing sucks and it always will.

5 people found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There's nothing in the area. You have to travel somewhere for it to really be worth it.

5 people found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Only speaking for the medical campus. There isn't a lot of diversity.

1 person found this useful Report
2 Recent Alumnus

Administration: I'm only speaking for the Public Health administration. It's very disorganized and sometimes they are quite rude.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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