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Columbia University in the City of New York

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at Columbia

By Gender
By Major
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA+
Art & Design DepartmentA+
Chemical EngineeringA
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringA+
Engineering DepartmentA
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A
Industrial Operations EngineeringB-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A+
Music - Composition/TheoryB-
Music - PerformanceF
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalB+
PreVet and VeterinaryB+

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Columbia University in the City of New York
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Surrounding City

... Of course my experience here isn't finished, but in all, being at Columbia and especially being in New York City is very different from what I exp...Read full comment
... It is one of the most popular Ivies, and there's more to its appeal than New York City (honestly, if people just came for that, they could go to...Read full comment
... Columbia is a great place to go to college - from being in the city to being with the greatest minds in so many fields ...Read full comment
Just a bad decision. I could have gone to Princeton or Yale and choose Columbia for NY. What a mistake. Every time you go out, it costs too much and c...Read full comment
... The campus is beautiful; it's in an amazing city that can be pretty intimidating, but if you don't feel like walking more than a block away becau...Read full comment
... Now, New York City was even better than I imagined ...Read full comment
... Don't be afraid of the city, embrace it ...Read full comment
... Its nice to have access to the city, but you will feel so bogged down with school work and the expensiveness of the city you will live in the Co...Read full comment
... This place is fantastic and would be well-suited to an independent-minded person who wants to enjoy a world-class university and the wonders of ...Read full comment
... I am surrounded by the whole city, and it is for me to feel lonely ...Read full comment
... While having a unified campus is nice (though be advised, upcoming expansion may change this), there's not a real sense of community since the c...Read full comment
... I came from Chicago, so I wasn't expecting to have a problem being in the city ...Read full comment
... Not to mention there is so much out there in the city for me to do, instead I have to spend long hours studying and doing mandatory work ...Read full comment
... It doesn't get much better than attending an Ivy League university in New York City ...Read full comment
... My advice is to take full advantage of this, get outside of Morningside Heights, and enjoy the benefits of living in an awesome city ...Read full comment
... WARNING: If you're a new york city public school kid you might not like the people here very much ...Read full comment
... I applied early to Columbia, having fallen in love with the core and the city ...Read full comment
... That is a major advantage to the most cosmopolitan city in the country ...Read full comment
... I can't really say anything that has not already been said about the faculty, the student life, the resources, the city ...Read full comment
... Though the city has much to offer artisticly, New York is filthy, overpriced, rude and crowded ...Read full comment
... With nowhere to turn for support or empathy, the rejected become as harsh as New York City itself ...Read full comment
... The academics, however, along with the sense of place, the history, the facilities and the opportunities--to say nothing of the City of New York ...Read full comment
... the city is incredibile ...Read full comment
... New York is a seductive city and is an education in itself ...Read full comment
... However, it won't offer total seclusion from the city (nor should it), and you definitely have to like urban environments to appreciate it ...Read full comment
... The city is a great resource, and I can't imagine college without it ...Read full comment
... Columbia is very far away from city life ...Read full comment
... A great place for extremely bright, intellectually curious, driven, and mature self-starters who are comfortable making their way in a huge, vibr...Read full comment
... Do not be swayed by the city life ...Read full comment
... New York is the greatest city in the world, and you can find anything in it ...Read full comment
... You go to Columbia for New York City ...Read full comment
... I love Columbia and New York City ...Read full comment
... An amazing university, the right choice for anyone who can handle the city, and steller academics at the same time ...Read full comment
... The city is great, but it is NYC, so it's dirty, smelly, and rude ...Read full comment
... Use New York City to the fullest ...Read full comment
... New York City is our campus ...Read full comment
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