Columbia Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

When will you be moving in / to NYC?

Already in the city / before end of June
4
8%
Early or mid-July
1
2%
End of July
5
10%
August 1~4
7
14%
August 5~8
12
24%
August 9~12
12
24%
August 13~15
6
12%
After August 15, because IDGAF
3
6%
 
Total votes: 50

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FOM
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby FOM » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:50 pm

moopness wrote:
FOM wrote:
papercut wrote:
moopness wrote:There are but they are obscenely expensive.


Do you know a ballpark figure for these?

** Never mind, I found it. It's 1500 +


Mind sharing that link?

Well, this is what I was looking at http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/ ... ty-housing
$1300 for SHARED housing, $1800 for your own place. Can't believe it costs that much to share an apartment, I reallllly don't want to share an apartment :/


Not that surprised honestly. Housing in Manhattan is crazy

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:07 pm

moopness wrote:
FOM wrote:
papercut wrote:
moopness wrote:There are but they are obscenely expensive.


Do you know a ballpark figure for these?

** Never mind, I found it. It's 1500 +


Mind sharing that link?

Well, this is what I was looking at http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/ ... ty-housing
$1300 for SHARED housing, $1800 for your own place. Can't believe it costs that much to share an apartment, I reallllly don't want to share an apartment :/


Does anyone know if it's possible to have a cat in one of the shared apartments, or do I have to get a single?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:27 pm

jasper09 wrote:Is anybody in the DC area heading to ASP next week? I'm trying to arrange my work schedule so I can make it, but if so, I'm probably being super cheap and taking the megabus or equivalent. Wondering if I'll have any travel companions.



Taking the Megabus up from Union Station Tuesday night. Hate taking it at night, but the traffic during the day isn't worth it. Plus Amtrak is ridiculously expensive.

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Gary
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Gary » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:10 am

Anyone wanna post impressions of the last ASW? :)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby ph5354a » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:22 am

papercut wrote:
moopness wrote:Well, this is what I was looking at http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/ ... ty-housing
$1300 for SHARED housing, $1800 for your own place. Can't believe it costs that much to share an apartment, I reallllly don't want to share an apartment :/


Does anyone know if it's possible to have a cat in one of the shared apartments, or do I have to get a single?


Unspoken/unwritten rule is that if your roommates don't complain and you're in an unfurnished place, no one cares about pets (provided you're not in Lenfest/Lionsgate, which are newer and nicer and they tend to be more strict about). I just emailed my roommates as soon as I got their info to make sure they were okay with it. Allergies aside, it seems like most people relish the opportunity to have a pet without any of the responsibilities.

Also I pay $1000 for a shared room in a large 3 bedroom, which is common, so $1300 is definitely on the high side for UAH (maybe that's closer to what you'd pay in law school housing), and sharing an apartment has worked out fine for me so far. I understand if you're older and have lived on your own for a while, but sharing an apartment is not that big of a deal. These aren't dorms, they are regular, average-sized apartments that are similar or better than how most people in Manhattan live.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:29 am

I'm wondering whether any of the listed students on the ASW are still available to host people...Not really looking forward to spending $200/night for a hotel...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kitkat288 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:00 pm

Anddddd now I have homework for the ASW :/

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:35 pm

kitkat288 wrote:Anddddd now I have homework for the ASW :/


Seems better than the NYU one - it was incredibly long.

Has anyone heard anything about particular classes that would be the best to visit here? It's a fairly long list of options.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AuctionTheory » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:39 pm

Got my fin aid offer. Not a lot but hopefully I will be able to negotiate.
I live abroad so I got it by email. My guess is it should be snail mail for you folks living stateside.
pm for details.


ETA: The date written on my scanned letter was April 3rd.
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mt2165 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:41 pm

AuctionTheory wrote:Got my fin aid offer. Not a lot but hopefully I will be able to negotiate.
I live abroad so I got it by email. My guess is it should be snail mail for you folks living stateside.
pm for details.


Hopefully I'll be able to request it via email I have important deadlines approaching.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:42 pm

mt2165 wrote:
AuctionTheory wrote:Got my fin aid offer. Not a lot but hopefully I will be able to negotiate.
I live abroad so I got it by email. My guess is it should be snail mail for you folks living stateside.
pm for details.


Hopefully I'll be able to request it via email I have important deadlines approaching.


I doubt this, especially as everyone has deadlines approaching, and this is just how they operate.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mt2165 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:47 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
mt2165 wrote:
AuctionTheory wrote:Got my fin aid offer. Not a lot but hopefully I will be able to negotiate.
I live abroad so I got it by email. My guess is it should be snail mail for you folks living stateside.
pm for details.


Hopefully I'll be able to request it via email I have important deadlines approaching.


I doubt this, especially as everyone has deadlines approaching, and this is just how they operate.


You're probably right. I guess some real wishful thinking, though my deadlines are really pretty imminent. Oh well I'll just suck it up lol

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:33 pm

mt2165 wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
mt2165 wrote:
AuctionTheory wrote:Got my fin aid offer. Not a lot but hopefully I will be able to negotiate.
I live abroad so I got it by email. My guess is it should be snail mail for you folks living stateside.
pm for details.


Hopefully I'll be able to request it via email I have important deadlines approaching.


I doubt this, especially as everyone has deadlines approaching, and this is just how they operate.


You're probably right. I guess some real wishful thinking, though my deadlines are really pretty imminent. Oh well I'll just suck it up lol


I would call them and ask. The worst thing that could happen is that they say no.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby a.sleepyhead » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:20 pm

tlsapp2017 wrote:
I would call them and ask. The worst thing that could happen is that they say no.


+1
And then tell us what they said.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:51 am

I've already told my roommate if I get the letter while at ASW he can open it and tell me how much it is, or else I'm sure I'll go crazy.

Hopefully they don't take too long to come back with appeals - hoping to negotiate it up with my NYU offer (as futile as that may be).

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:48 pm

Does anyone know if an NYU offer is a good indication of what one might receive from CLS, at least initially? Is CLS typically less generous? I would think yes on both accounts but wondering if there is any info from last cycle to back it up.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:58 pm

jdapplicant wrote:Does anyone know if an NYU offer is a good indication of what one might receive from CLS, at least initially? Is CLS typically less generous? I would think yes on both accounts but wondering if there is any info from last cycle to back it up.


It's hard to say, but I think CLS would likely be more generous than NYU if you have the numbers for a scholly. The reason being that CLS has a much bigger endowment. I know that my offer from CLS (90K) was significantly higher than my NYU offer (62.5K). That said, I'll get back to you should my appeal go through.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:51 pm

AdInfinitum wrote:
jasper09 wrote:Is anybody in the DC area heading to ASP next week? I'm trying to arrange my work schedule so I can make it, but if so, I'm probably being super cheap and taking the megabus or equivalent. Wondering if I'll have any travel companions.


Taking the Megabus up from Union Station Tuesday night. Hate taking it at night, but the traffic during the day isn't worth it. Plus Amtrak is ridiculously expensive.


I'm doing the uber cheap route as well- Bolt Bus up to NY Tuesday afternoon, and crashing with a friend. There weren't any routes on any of the bus lines that worked with my work schedule and my friend's schedule aside from leaving mid-day. Definitely worried about traffic but I think better than the crazy early Wednesday AM options. I'm going to have to miss part of the reception on Thursday to make it to the departure point in time.

On that note, I would be delighted to meet any of y'all who will be there!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Humbert Humbert » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:15 pm

Pumped for ASD's this week.

On a related note, financial aid awards have to be coming out this week, right?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:51 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mt2165 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:54 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:Pumped for ASD's this week.

On a related note, financial aid awards have to be coming out this week, right?


Yeah curious...any non-international people gotten financial aid awards yet?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kenwash » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:29 pm

mt2165 wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:Pumped for ASD's this week.

On a related note, financial aid awards have to be coming out this week, right?


Yeah curious...any non-international people gotten financial aid awards yet?

I called to check on my FA application because I have some enrollment deadlines coming up. They said when they make a decision about my package they'll let me know. So it sounds like they haven't finalized things yet. I submitted my info right around the deadline.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby canes14 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:59 pm

I received my financial aid award by mail today (not international).

Though I'm fairly happy with it, I would love to see it go a little higher. When do you think the best time to send a negotiation email would be? Immediately, or closer to their deadline?

Thanks!!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby milkandcheerios » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:04 pm

canes14 wrote:I received my financial aid award by mail today (not international).

Though I'm fairly happy with it, I would love to see it go a little higher. When do you think the best time to send a negotiation email would be? Immediately, or closer to their deadline?

Thanks!!


when did you submit your financial aid docs and when did you get admitted?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby chicky » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:32 pm

Just got my fin aid info as well - is there a consensus about whether this includes unofficial merit? I remember reading some debate about it in this thread, but I can't find the posts.

...basically I'm trying to figure out if they're open to negotiation (on the basis of my questionable merits) or if it's solely a reflection of the financial situation.


[accepted in late Jan, submitted fin aid docs in mid Feb]




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