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Columbia University in the City of New York

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at Columbia
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By Gender
MaleA-
FemaleB+
 
By Major
ArchitectureA
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA+
Art & Design DepartmentA+
AstronomyA+
BiologyB
Chemical EngineeringA
ChemistryA+
Computer ScienceC+
EconomicsA
Electrical EngineeringA+
Engineering DepartmentA
EnglishA
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A
Industrial Operations EngineeringB-
JournalismA
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A+
Music - Composition/TheoryB-
Music - PerformanceF
OtherA
PhilosophyA+
PhysicsA+
Political ScienceB+
PreMed and MedicalB+
PreVet and VeterinaryB+
PsychologyB
SociologyF
UndecidedC-
 

Against similar schools
Surrounding City compared with similar schools in class.

Columbia University in the City of New York
 B+
Average of All Schools
 B-
Average of schools in class
 B

Harvard University
 B+
Yale University
 B
Cornell University
 B
Princeton University
 C+
Brown University
 A-
Stanford University
 B
University of California Berkeley
 B+
F
A+

Quotes touching on Surrounding City

“... I came from Chicago, so I wasn't expecting to have a problem being in the city ...”
 
“... With nowhere to turn for support or empathy, the rejected become as harsh as New York City itself ...”
 
“... Do not be swayed by the city life ...”
 
“... Its nice to have access to the city, but you will feel so bogged down with school work and the expensiveness of the city you will live in the Co...”
 
“... New York City is our campus ...”
 
“... I am surrounded by the whole city, and it is for me to feel lonely ...”
 
“... The city is a great resource, and I can't imagine college without it ...”
 
“... New York is the greatest city in the world, and you can find anything in it ...”
 
“... An amazing university, the right choice for anyone who can handle the city, and steller academics at the same time ...”
 
“... Columbia is a great place to go to college - from being in the city to being with the greatest minds in so many fields ...”
 
“... You go to Columbia for New York City ...”
 
“... The city is great, but it is NYC, so it's dirty, smelly, and rude ...”
 
“... Don't be afraid of the city, embrace it ...”
 
“... The campus is beautiful; it's in an amazing city that can be pretty intimidating, but if you don't feel like walking more than a block away becau...”
 
“... This place is fantastic and would be well-suited to an independent-minded person who wants to enjoy a world-class university and the wonders of ...”
 
“... It is one of the most popular Ivies, and there's more to its appeal than New York City (honestly, if people just came for that, they could go to...”
 
“... I can't really say anything that has not already been said about the faculty, the student life, the resources, the city ...”
 
“... It doesn't get much better than attending an Ivy League university in New York City ...”
 
“... However, it won't offer total seclusion from the city (nor should it), and you definitely have to like urban environments to appreciate it ...”
 
“... Use New York City to the fullest ...”
 
“... I love Columbia and New York City ...”
 
“... My advice is to take full advantage of this, get outside of Morningside Heights, and enjoy the benefits of living in an awesome city ...”
 
“... A great place for extremely bright, intellectually curious, driven, and mature self-starters who are comfortable making their way in a huge, vibr...”
 
“... The academics, however, along with the sense of place, the history, the facilities and the opportunities--to say nothing of the City of New York ...”
 
“... Though the city has much to offer artisticly, New York is filthy, overpriced, rude and crowded ...”
 
“... Of course my experience here isn't finished, but in all, being at Columbia and especially being in New York City is very different from what I exp...”
 
“... I applied early to Columbia, having fallen in love with the core and the city ...”
 
“... the city is incredibile ...”
 
“... Not to mention there is so much out there in the city for me to do, instead I have to spend long hours studying and doing mandatory work ...”
 
“... Now, New York City was even better than I imagined ...”
 
“... Columbia is very far away from city life ...”
 
“... While having a unified campus is nice (though be advised, upcoming expansion may change this), there's not a real sense of community since the c...”
 
“... That is a major advantage to the most cosmopolitan city in the country ...”
 
“... New York is a seductive city and is an education in itself ...”
 
“... WARNING: If you're a new york city public school kid you might not like the people here very much ...”
 



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