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Columbia University in the City of New York

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Tips mention: Interview (5), ACT/SAT (14), Grades (20), Sports/Extracurriculars (11), College Essay (12)
Although I applied to gain admission, I would neverApr 12 2008Economics
Although I applied to gain admission, I would never advise advise anyone considering Columbia to apply.
I unfortunatley applied, and I do not recommend anyoneMar 17 2008Psychology
I unfortunatley applied, and I do not recommend anyone do the same.
ACT: 14 Male
I did what everyone else will tell you theyMar 17 2008Journalism
I did what everyone else will tell you they did to get in. Getting good grades is a plus, but Columbia is really looking for unique people who are special and have something spectacular to offer the school and the world. Good luck!
I applied, but would not suggest anyone apply toFeb 07 2008Undecided
I applied, but would not suggest anyone apply to Columbia University in the City of New York, less they want to go to a snobby, overpriced, dangerous school with a horrible administration and mediocre academics.
I am actually a returning student, and since IJan 09 2008English
I am actually a returning student, and since I was something of a mess in high school -- like a B+ to A- student -- I would never have gotten into Columbia the old fashioned way. But I knew I was smart enough. So I went to a no-name public school for a year, rocked all of my classes, and then transferred into General Studies as a sophomore. Unlike other Ivy League schools, Columbia has what is called the School of General Studies, which is for non-traditional students (i.e., anyone who has taken off more than a year btw. high school and college). The school is fully integrated into the university, and is nothing like, say, Harvard's extension school. There are no separate classes -- you're allowed to take anything anyone else can -- and you have all the same access that Columbia College students have. What is pretty slick about General Studies, however, is that it's actually easier to get in. So if you have taken a year or so off and want to go to an Ivy, check this program out. I'm about to graduate from Columbia with a 3.9 -- and I'm writing an honor's thesis in my department -- and I'll be taking a pretty sweet job in May.
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