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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
  • 107 out of 108 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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  • Shanelle from Las Vegas, NV
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Based on the photos online, the campus is absolutely gorgeous. Ive heard this is a wonderful school.

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  • Abror
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    i really want to study here.What are the chances for international students

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  • Zairah from Marietta, GA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I visited the Columbia campus a few years ago and I fell in love. In the heart of New York City, Columbia is a beautiful mix of college life and city life. Columbia is such a beautiful university that I hope to attend one day.

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  • Sarah from Westchester, NY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Columbia University is a special place. I commend Columbia for its emphasis on diversity. It truly takes pride in the fact that New York is a cosmopolitan city and a cultural melting pot.

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  • Kevin from MA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is absolutely beautiful! Their focus on the Core Curriculum is great if that's something you're looking for. Most importantly, it's in New York!

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  • Brielle from Brandywine, MD
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Columbia University is a school with a smaller community feel with the benefits of equal and even greater than colleges with populations three times its size. It is a challenging school that wants you to think and reach far out of your comfort zone. There are so many opportunities at this school that not considering it would be closing a very beautiful door.

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  • ESTEBAN from Fullerton, CA
  • I am a past student here

    It can be the best four years of your life and make all your dreams come true. However, there are MANY obstacles that will try and stop you from achieving this. In this end, it all depends on how forward-thinking, mature, in-the-moment you are and your general outlook of life.

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  • Alexander
  • I am a past student here

    Recently, Columbia administration took action to cancel a long-standing tradition of the famously clever Columbia Marching Band, whose "Orgo Night" show in the main library on the eve of finals week was a highlight of every semester. The university was apparently unhappy with the comic barbs that the band routinely lobbed at university officials during the show and decided to muzzle the band by canceling the performance with only a few days' notice. This does not bode will for free student speech on the Columbia campus.

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  • monia from brooklyn, ny
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    i really enjoyed attended columbia splash. this college has always been my number one, even though i have not gotten the opportunity to attend. columbia rocks!!

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