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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
  • 102 out of 103 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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  • Joshua from Gaithersburg, MD
  • Feb-19-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Columbia seems like a fantastic school for a very specific type of student. If you have a specialist type of personality (as in, if you're someone who enjoys going really deeply into one subject), the core curriculum that it emphasizes (you have to take at least 9 classes in all the core disciplines before graduating) may not be for you. However, personally, as a more generalist type of person, I really look forward to applying here!

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  • Celine from Orono, MN
  • Feb-02-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It seems like an awesome place to be. If I were accepted here, I would be so extremely honored. Columbia seems extremely rigorous, but also extremely involved.

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  • Nathan from Cincinnati, OH
  • Jan-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Between the Common Core and the city of New York, it is difficult to conceive of an education more intellectually stimulating than that which Columbia provides. The Core allows students to engage with the great thinkers of the past, while New York City provides a wealth of cultural opportunities both historically oriented and contemporary. The result is an environment which enables students to conceive and accomplish important work.

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  • Isabel
  • Dec-30-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Looks amazing and in the most amazing city in the world!

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  • Zoe from Enfield, CT
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    As a first-year at Columbia, my experience with its traditions and subtleties is limited, but the administration does well with creating a sense of identity even though Columbia is right in the middle of a busy and diverse city. Many students seem stressed about their various workloads, but it is very much a school where you get the experience you create. The academics are amazing; the sports less so. Overall, it is a fantastic place to live and learn.

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  • Jenna from NY
  • Jul-30-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Columbia is a beautiful school with an amazing campus. It's urban, with a wonderful combination of cultural diversity and history, with many modern aspects. The only thing I do not love about it is the price tag.

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  • Okie
  • Jun-16-2014 I am a current student here

    A school for independent thinkers willing to find opportunities and make a name for themselves. Teachers will not lead students by the hand but they will invest in students that invest in themselves. The student body has people of all walks of life and I've met amazing people here.

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  • Esther from Bowie, MD
  • May-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The connections made with professors and instructors are great. The climate (in terms of the resources available) is perfect for the student who is itching to be independent and loves the city. However, it gets cold fast and stays cold for long periods of time - it snowed late April and was cold enough for coats in early May.

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