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Most Helpful Review for Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Nina from Baldwin, NY
  • 90 out of 90 people found this review helpful

The amount of learning that takes place in one semester at Columbia is truly amazing. I have learned more in such a short period of time than I would have ever thought possible. As much as we may all complain about how extensive the Core Curriculum is, it really is one of the aspects that makes a Columbia education so unique. I love sitting in my Lit Hum class, surrounded by students majoring in literature, physics, anthropology, math, and even the engineering students, discussing the literary merits of Lysistrata and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Aside from...

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  • Justin from Tampa, FL
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Columbia University is a vibrant and diverse community that cultivates a sense of independent thinking as well as preparedness for the world outside of undergraduate education. I am privileged to have been chosen to attend such an institution and will always speak highly of my education at Columbia.

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  • Elaine from Flushing, NY
  • Jan-27-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    i know that Columbia is extremely tough to get into but are there any specifics that they search for in students that make it easier to be selected?

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  • Jackie from Bridgewater, NJ
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Columbia's got a great student body that's both highly diverse and extremely accepting. The professors are all well-versed in their course material and willing to help you with any problems you have with the coursework; for more immediate and/or nonacademic help, the upperclassmen are very friendly and willing to offer advice and help with difficult homework problems. As a perk, the school's in a great location, with plenty to do and see, and offers discounted tickets for Broadway shows, plays, and concerts and your ID can get you into museums and similar places for free.

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  • ARFT
  • Oct-21-2013 I am a current student here

    The curriculum is challenging, but it's more than that which makes Columbia stand above the crowd. Columbia's biggest resource is New York City, with tons of opportunities for internships, volunteering, education, and just plain fun. You are surrounded by so many amazing people, you can learn a lot about them and from them as well, working together pushes you to better yourself.

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  • Anonymous from California
  • Oct-13-2013 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Seems to be a great university. Being one of the top universities on the East Coast, it has an excellent reputation to uphold. I am researching it extensively, and it has many options for majors.

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  • Eleanor from the Bay Area, CA
  • Jul-22-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Columbia is a gorgeous school. As one walks about the campus, the scholastic vibe is palpable. Even though it's in New York City, it's a school of it's own, feeling more suburban urban than being fully immersed into city life.

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  • Andrea from Westtown, NY
  • Jul-17-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    great school, opportunities for students no matter what the major. because it is in new york city it is very diverse as well as vast opportunities whether it be for recreational or educational purposes (i was born and raised in new york as well as live less than a mile from campus when i was younger).

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  • Sarah
  • Jul-14-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Great college with a beautiful campus. Nice people. Nice environment.

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  • Eric from FL
  • Jun-27-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I visited this school last month and it was truely amazing. The campus was so large being built within the city, but you feel as if you're within a community. The actual campus is beautifully divided and built, and the area despite being in the busiest city in the U.S is remarkably less croweed compared to the rest of the city.

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