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Columbia University in the City of New York

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Other than NYC, Columbia has been a bust.Not so brightEnglish
Other than NYC, Columbia has been a bust. The area of NY is not great and many students seems to feel unsafe. I grew up near NY. Still, Columbia was not what I had expected. Neither the faculty nor the students are helpful. I have a friend that went to another Ivy league school and she seems to be having a better college experience. I wish I could transfer.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A-, Perceived Campus Safety: D-
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I remember walking across campus every morning andQuite BrightEnglish
I remember walking across campus every morning and seeing the bodies of the students who had jumped out the windows of the residence halls the night before. The only thing to do in the neighborhood is to walk down Broadway at night all alone and hope someone might talk to you. Otherwise you just sit in your room and drink and cry and think of how you might kill yourself.
4th Year Male -- Class 1981
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Just a bad decision.Quite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
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 campus life is not cohesive. Competition for grades is intense and neither teachers nor students are helpful. Go somewhere else. I wish I had.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Surrounding City: A-, Individual Value: D
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