a Industrial Engineering student and I can say that I'm
not satisfied about my major at this school at all.
The name of the university and its location were the
reasons that made me choose Columbia. 3 weeks after the
beginning of my freshman year I realized that I have
done a terrible mistake.
As my counselor told me; engineering
should not be studied in an Ivy League school just
because it is a label. I wish I have preferred
another school I was admitted to such as Stanford, Cornell
or even USC. Engineering in Columbia is totally trash and
useless. It is a perfect school to study liberal arts
however I cannot say the same thing for engineering majors.
The staff is extremely snobby and arrogant, teachers don't
care about students concerns and lectures are given in auditoriums
which are so crowded.
Because its located at the
edge of the Harlem, Columbia is UNSAFE. There are so
many crime cases taking place right outside of the CU's
perimeters. People have been raped and got killed. I don't
think that its worth for it. Paying 43,000 per year
and getting raped or killed.
At the end of my
sophomore year I got transferred to University of Southern California
and now I'm living my dream. Los Angeles is a
unique diverse place with a lot of culture and warm
people who really friendly. I should have preferred going to
the place that I like from the beginning rather then
the place that only has label. For prospective students: I
strongly recommend you to go to the school that you
like rather than an Ivy League school. Stop thinking about
the status for a while and think about your own