Columbia University in the City of New York is a private research university located in Upper Manhattan. It is the second most selective university in the Ivy League, and U.S. News & World Report ranks it #5 among national universities. Students have the option to pursue a joint degree from Columbia University with nearby schools such as Julliard. Popular majors at the school include Nursing, Political Science, and Economics.
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.
Zoe from Enfield, CT
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.