Columbia 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:00 am

georgina wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote:
CanadianEH wrote:Did they email you your housing ID thing? This exists, right?

indeed it does. I was accepted on feb 8th and I got the e-mail with the pin number on march 1st, if that helps at all.


did you have to request they send you the pin number? and for the may 1 deadline, that's just law school housing, right? university housing deadline is later?

I didn't have to request it - they just sent it to me. I think you're right about the may 1st deadline being only for law school housing, just from this:

Columbia Housing FAQ wrote:When is the housing application deadline for new students?

Your school establishes the deadline for submission of your housing application. Since the date varies from school-to-school, please check with your school for its particular deadline.

UAH sets deadlines for your school to submit approved applications to us. UAH's school deadlines will be later than your required submission date to your school. The UAH school deadlines are typically the first week in August for the fall term and the first week in January for the spring term. Applications received by UAH after our deadlines will automatically be placed on the Wait List for new student housing.


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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby lmnop » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:16 pm

Got accepted this week! Can't believe it.
Is anyone else considering living off campus housing?
The prices on the housing page seems awfully high...

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:04 am

lmnop wrote:Got accepted this week! Can't believe it.
Is anyone else considering living off campus housing?
The prices on the housing page seems awfully high...

I really, really don't understand why people would use their university housing unless they want to lived in an assigned share. If you're looking for a single studio or one-bedroom you'll find much better deals off campus.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby huckabees » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:12 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
lmnop wrote:Got accepted this week! Can't believe it.
Is anyone else considering living off campus housing?
The prices on the housing page seems awfully high...

I really, really don't understand why people would use their university housing unless they want to lived in an assigned share. If you're looking for a single studio or one-bedroom you'll find much better deals off campus.


Are those off-campus places safe/convenient though? I was under the impression that a $1500 studio right across from the law school would not be a bad deal given the extremely short commute... Which areas would one look in for the off campus studios/1BRs? Thanks

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby lmnop » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:25 pm

of Benito Cereno: I definitely don't want to live in an assigned share--especially at those prices.
But I agree with maudlinstreet that being close to campus would be really convenient.
Does anyone have suggestions about how close to campus is close enough?
I have some friends living up in Washington Heights, and they like the neighborhood, but it is definitely a ways from the campus.
Also, I've never had my own apartment, just campus housing. What is the best way to look for an apartment? Is Craigslist the way? I won't be able to be in New York until late July, unfortunately. Do you think that will be enough time to find a place?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Series70 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:28 pm

^ September is usually the busiest month, so you should have a head-start if you're looking in late July. (Also, if I go to Columbia, I'll be living 1h15 minutes away in Brooklyn. How close or how far is entirely up to you!)

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:35 am

hey, if anyone went to the ASW and/or has pictures of the campus / the law school, they should post them! I didn't get to go to either of the ASWs so it'd be awesome to see what the school looks like (apart from the few pictures I've seen online) :)

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby of Benito Cereno » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:53 pm

huckabees wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
lmnop wrote:Got accepted this week! Can't believe it.
Is anyone else considering living off campus housing?
The prices on the housing page seems awfully high...

I really, really don't understand why people would use their university housing unless they want to lived in an assigned share. If you're looking for a single studio or one-bedroom you'll find much better deals off campus.


Are those off-campus places safe/convenient though? I was under the impression that a $1500 studio right across from the law school would not be a bad deal given the extremely short commute... Which areas would one look in for the off campus studios/1BRs? Thanks

you can very easily find a decent 1 bedroom on the upperwest side for $2,500 or a studio for $1800-2,000. Commuting really isn't an issue. Anywhere on the upperwest side is maybe a 10-15 minute "commute." The idea that you would need to live in any unsafe or far away area is somewhat absurd (especially because everything south of columbia is basically a crime-free amusement park). Columbia housing isn't really below market rates at all. Its convenient because its across the street from campus and you don't have to actually go through the effort of finding and leasing an apartment. However, morningside heights is pretty lame, isolated, and grungy and you can easily find fine apartments in similar price ranges on the uws or in the village that require only the most effortless of commutes. check out craigslist and then look at the listings of various ny realots to get a sense of the offerings and price ranges.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby lmnop » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:22 pm

$1800-2,000...
(recalculating budget/rethinking plans completely)
Looks like I will be living in New Jersey...

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Sogui » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:12 pm

Me and my SO are looking at couple's housing at either Lenfest or the 116th buildings.

Right now 116th is #1 for being cheaper and closer to the law school and the subway station. However I know nothing about the rooms and the phrase "Early 20th century" makes me hesitant compared to Lenfest's shiny new facilities.

I've seen floor plans and photos of Lenfest but haven't the slightest idea of what I'm getting in to with 116th, anyone have information that might help?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Dtackpat75 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:12 pm

Submitted my seat deposit today. Definitely coming to CLS.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby blue5385 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:29 pm

I think I'm going to do it today too. :shock:

Or at least in the next couple days.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:29 am

In the Facebook group, I friended someone who posted in the "Introductions!" discussion (I posted in it as well!), and I got rejected. :lol: Brutal.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:58 am

Joined the Facebook group today. I will be sending in my seat deposit early next week. Look forward to meeting you all IRL this fall. I am leaning toward doing a 115th share. I'd probably rather something off campus for more space and cheaper, but not sure I want to sign a full year lease. This option allows me to be more flexible with my summer choices, I would like to do something abroad, if possible.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Nixer » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:02 am

Sogui wrote:Me and my SO are looking at couple's housing at either Lenfest or the 116th buildings.

Right now 116th is #1 for being cheaper and closer to the law school and the subway station. However I know nothing about the rooms and the phrase "Early 20th century" makes me hesitant compared to Lenfest's shiny new facilities.

I've seen floor plans and photos of Lenfest but haven't the slightest idea of what I'm getting in to with 116th, anyone have information that might help?


I'm in the same situation, and sent an email to the Housing Office (they're great, by the way). 116th is definitely cheaper, but one bedrooms are about 300 square feet--tiny even by New York standards. They suggested I take a look at graduate school housing outside of the law school buildings, which tend to be bigger and cheaper. I can't really find much information on other buildings on the website, and the Housing Office doesn't actually have floor plans they can send, but that's likely the way I'll go.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Dtackpat75 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:18 am

Yea I requested a furnished apartment share on 115th for less than $1200. All of the students told me to be as specific as possible on the housing form. My main stipulation is that I absolutely did not want to be north or 120th. This way they hopefully won't stick me in Riverdale. that commute would suck.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:58 pm

Anyone else in here looking to join the softball club? I play a lot here in DC and will definitely be looking to join.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Dtackpat75 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:20 pm

CG614 wrote:Anyone else in here looking to join the softball club? I play a lot here in DC and will definitely be looking to join.



I think that I am going to try and play. I am currently in two leagues and think softball is a lot of fun. Depends on how I handle the work load. Although, it would probably be a nice break from school work.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:23 am

Deposit sent! See you all this fall. Any DC area people want to do a happy hour to meet some future classmates?

Edit to add:
Did anyone get a confirmation when they deposited on-line? I see the charge hit my card, but I didn't get a confirmation e-mail or anything. I would think they would send one.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby blue5385 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:28 pm

Just sent in my deposit :mrgreen:

CG, I submitted online & didn't get a confirmation email either.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:53 pm

blue5385 wrote:Just sent in my deposit :mrgreen:

CG, I submitted online & didn't get a confirmation email either.


I hope I get one before May 1st. Not really worried, but I would like them to acknowledge that I will be attending this fall. Can't wait for it. I literally cannot focus to do any of my work. It is going to be hard three months here.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:06 pm

CG614 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:Just sent in my deposit :mrgreen:

CG, I submitted online & didn't get a confirmation email either.


I hope I get one before May 1st. Not really worried, but I would like them to acknowledge that I will be attending this fall. Can't wait for it. I literally cannot focus to do any of my work. It is going to be hard three months here.

One good way of checking to see whether your deposit has been processed is by looking up your name in the Columbia directory and seeing if you're a member. I submitted my deposit ~two weeks ago, and just found out today that I was a member of the law school. It still won't let me make my e-mail account, though! :? You can find the directory here: https://directory.columbia.edu/people/

You could also just give them a call before May 1st to make sure that everything has been processed. That's what I was going to do before my name popped up in the directory. :)

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby of Benito Cereno » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:08 pm

deposited. anyone know how/when we get our cls email address (I want to join the facebook network.. ashamed...)

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:22 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:deposited. anyone know how/when we get our cls email address (I want to join the facebook network.. ashamed...)

I think the way to do it is to go here: http://www.law.columbia.edu/law_school/ ... ingstudent and click "click here to activate your email account." not sure when you'll be deep enough in the system for the registration to actually work, though - I deposited a couple weeks back and no dice yet. :)

edit: and... scratch that. I was just successful in making my account!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby of Benito Cereno » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:34 pm

maudlinstreet wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:deposited. anyone know how/when we get our cls email address (I want to join the facebook network.. ashamed...)

I think the way to do it is to go here: http://www.law.columbia.edu/law_school/ ... ingstudent and click "click here to activate your email account." not sure when you'll be deep enough in the system for the registration to actually work, though - I deposited a couple weeks back and no dice yet. :)

edit: and... scratch that. I was just successful in making my account!

thanks. also what the hel lis with these ridiculous dean's certificate forms. do i really need to give this to someone at my old ug? wtf




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