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Columbia University in the City of New York

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityC-
Useful SchoolworkD+ Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueD+ University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceC- Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Unhelpful

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Date: Mar 18 2010
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Do not be swayed by the city life! Yes , CU is in an exciting city, but depending on your major you won't see or experience much of it. In general, if you are looking for a school with integrity you may as well go to Yale, Princeton, or Harvard. My experience has been that Columbia isn't all what they marketed to be. Students cheat so much that it makes me wonder if I went to a state school. It's painfully obvious that you GPA doesn't always tell others how much you have mastered, but just how sneaky you were at cheating or how much of a genius you are. As a SEAS student, the best engineering majors here are Civil, Environmental, and Electrical Engineering. The rest will not help you prep for Grad School or as a competitive employee in the future. If I had to make my college decision again, I would've gone elsewhere regardless of it being in NYC.
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