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Columbia University in the City of New York

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On the bright side, Columbia no longer hasBrightNeuroscience/Cognitive Science
On the bright side, Columbia no longer has Chris Colombo running the show at Columbia College. Perhaps the most breathtakingly unethical and vile individual ever to sully Columbia's name. My condolences to those at MIT, where he undoubtedly is wreaking havoc. Sadly, we still have Dean Kevin Shollenberger, an incompetent, vile, and harassing individual, who still lurks around the campus. If prospective students only knew what they were in for regarding the administrators here, they would run out the rusted gates so fast.

Other than the lack of safety, lack of campus, lack of challenging course work, lack of ethical administrators, and lack of concern regarding the over the top sticker price, Columbia is great. But, if all these lacks don't appeal to you, as they now don't appeal to me, I would advise perspectives students to look elsewhere. You'll get a better education which won't "lack."

Sorry I went here, should have transferred, wouldn't do it again.

4th Year Male -- Class 2014
Collaboration/Competitive: B, Education Quality: F
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This school is a waste of time andSuper BrilliantPublic Policy
This school is a waste of time and money! I hated my experience with Columbia University. I transfered from a Cuny John Jay college thinking that Columbia would be a place where academic peers can consult one another. This is not the case. Columbia University is a mockery to all ivy league schools. Im planning to transfer out of this dreadful place. The admission in Columbia is at most unreliable. The administration is clueless and they think your smart, so they pass you. Columbia is NOT a good school. OVERATED!
2nd Year Male -- Class 2012
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Columbia University's curriculum and agenda is strongly euroNot so brightArt & Design Department
Columbia University's curriculum and agenda is strongly eurocentric, existentialist, religiously atheist, darwinist and capitalist. Argument is the central focus of most classes and the fact that most students are sophisticated, knowledgeable and opinionated means it can get pretty brutal. Arrogance, condescention and depression amongst students and faculty abound but everyone is too uptight to seek help or a shoulder to lean on. It is highly competitive and this makes for an unpleaseant isolating environment with little room for communication, creative expression or free thought. Unless they are very driven to compete for the spoils of a "Columbia degree", students who have not been prepared by intense college preparatory high school curriculums, who seek a positve learning experience and who believe in equality and freedom of thought, whether "rational" or not, will not benefit from this institution.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2002
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Education Quality: F
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