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Columbia University in the City of New York

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Date: Nov 23 2008
Major: Sociology (This Major's Salary over time)
There is a striking lack of commitment and communication between the Columbia's administration and students. In short, administrators are unresponsive and antithetical to student concerns. This is because they are patently unethical and disingenuous. The administration is intent on protecting and perpetuating the corrupt conditions and lack of adherence to university policy by assuring that the status quo remains unchallenged. From the Office of the President, Chief of Staff, Ombuds Office, and Deans of the individual colleges (especially Chris Columbo of Columbia College), they are truly a disgusting lot who are adroit, if at nothing else, in engaging with gutter tactics.

The tiny aesthetically unpleasing campus is comparatively unsafe, even by New York's low standards. The ineffective campus security is far more intent in fictionalizing crime statistics rather than investigating violations of school policy and state law. Mirroring the administration, security fails to take student concerns seriously, or in some instances, into account at all. Moreover, security works in conjunction with the NYPD to veil crime statistics, giving an illusory perception of a secure campus.

Furthermore, the exorbitantly expensive tuition is in direct opposite correlation to the quality of education. In short, a pervasive could-care-less attitude permeates the campus in regards to academic standards. This is primarily due to abject subjectivity. T.A's exceed acceptable limits in terms of grading, especially when considering their lack of experience and expertise. Considering that tuition costs$1,200 per credit, Columbia should provide first class scholars, capable of quality instruction, and objective evaluation, in every classroom. More often than not, classes are directed self anointed graduate students, whose on the job training is funded at the expense of exploited students.

Not surprisingly, students tend to be isolated, depressed, and defeated, and mask insecurities by becoming snobbish and form cliques. Those left out are understandably dependant and doleful. With nowhere to turn for support or empathy, the rejected become as harsh as New York City itself. On any given day, College Walk is replete with the living dead.

Therefore, I provide a stern warning for prospective students, and friendly advice for current students contemplating a change. If you are a considerate, gregarious individual, passionate about education, and have a low tolerance for corruption, Columbia is not for you. Such individuals will leave Columbia rather cold, uncaring, and disillusioned, far worse than when they arrived at Columbias gated community. Moreover, your newly acquired attributes will have also cost you nearly $150,00 to acquire, a very bad investment indeed.

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