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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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Do not be swayed by the city life!Quite BrightOther
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.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2011
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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Well what can i say this hell holeSuper Brilliant
Well what can i say this hell hole was the worst decision of my life. I got jumped the first day of college by some blacks heading to Starbucks outside the freaking campus...(it was literally across the street.) The kids here are so damn arrogant and for the guys that like girls good luck finding any hot bitches here brah... because there was only one pretty girl when i attended and luckily im still with her. Fuck this rip off they will take your money..

the teachers dont even offer tutoring" what kind of shit is this....."

4th Year Male -- Class 2010
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