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
3
6%
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: 49

theoutpostmhs
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby theoutpostmhs » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:44 am

runthetrap wrote:original post has been updated! if i missed you in the list of students committed to CLS, let me know!


I'm committed!

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runthetrap
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:58 am

lunaraeon wrote:Best has been everyone else at CLS. With rare exceptions, every single person is friendly and intelligent and I get to say hi to lots of people every day which is nice. Worst was finding out Jose Olivo deceived us.

it's awesome to hear that the people at CLS have been great - i'm thrilled and excited to meet my classmates! i had lunch with a friend of mine who's a 1L at CLS, and she mentioned jose olivo. that's absurd / creepy - did you know him personally?

thanks for being here, 1Ls :)

theoutpostmhs wrote:
runthetrap wrote:original post has been updated! if i missed you in the list of students committed to CLS, let me know!


I'm committed!

gotcha

theoutpostmhs
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby theoutpostmhs » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:24 am

theoutpostmhs wrote:
runthetrap wrote:original post has been updated! if i missed you in the list of students committed to CLS, let me know!


I'm committed!

gotcha[/quote]

Thanks! Do we have a Facebook group going yet?

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runthetrap
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:44 pm

theoutpostmhs wrote:Do we have a Facebook group going yet?

i've deactivated my account for the time being, but as of ~2 weeks ago, no

lunaraeon
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby lunaraeon » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:48 pm

runthetrap wrote:it's awesome to hear that the people at CLS have been great - i'm thrilled and excited to meet my classmates! i had lunch with a friend of mine who's a 1L at CLS, and she mentioned jose olivo. that's absurd / creepy - did you know him personally?

Haha yeah I had him on Facebook, too. Weird happenings.

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Tekrul
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Tekrul » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:01 am

Robert_Bert wrote:Question for current CLS students: what percentage of 1Ls live close/on campus? Would you say living nearby is "important"? Trying to decide whether to move to Morningside or stay in my current apt in manhattan with about a 40 min commute to campus. Pretty torn. Thanks!


Hey Robert_Bert. I commuted to class from Jersey City - it was about 40 minutes on the train, 1xfer, 1 hour door to door each way. I'd say over half the student body lives close to campus. A good amount live a short commute (10-15 minutes, no xfers), and a few of us live very far away. (I guess in answering your question, I'm going to assume 'important' = academic success and social stuff)

There are benefits. You're going to crush the square footage of any dorm room at your own apartment. I live with my SO and it's nice to be away from the city, and her commute is only about 10 minutes. It does feel nice to be far from the school when the atmosphere there starts getting crazy. You won't miss events you want to be at if you plan. Know something's at 8 p.m. and you get out of class at 4? Bring all the texts you need to be productive in the library until then. And weekends are all up to you. I chose to spend the weekends with my SO, whether in Jersey or NYC, but you can obviously spend them with other students.

Another thing I guess I should mention, I have a firm set of friends in NYC from my UG time here. If I was coming from elsewhere, being closer to the school would be more important since I'd know next to no-one. But as you're living here already, I don't imagine that's a problem for you. You can keep your old friends and make new LS friends without having to live on campus.

But there are real cons. Losing 2 hours a day gets annoying and reading on the train without a seat, crammed into rush hour nonsense, is not cool. Near finals, your commute time doesn't come out of reading time. It comes out of sleep time. Despite that, academic success is possible and the commute will not be the breaking element. Just use that time on the train positively. Read something, take a 40 minute break listening to music, etc.

Spontaneous stuff (aka the most fun stuff) you learn about by text or fb message about something happening/going out for drinks, you're going to get the message 30 minutes late when you get off the train 40 minutes away from school. I would say, even at 40 minutes, going back to the school a second time in one day will never happen. This may have helped my grade, tbh.

ITE, it's up to you and your taste.

BrianG
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby BrianG » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:40 pm

looks like RDers are starting to get their acceptance packets...with the student website PIN, ughh so jelly.

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girlmonster
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby girlmonster » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:06 pm

BrianG wrote:looks like RDers are starting to get their acceptance packets...with the student website PIN, ughh so jelly.


Columbia loves them more. :(

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greennblue
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby greennblue » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:19 pm

Checking in! Just got my mailing today. Things just got real...

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demersal
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby demersal » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:29 pm

Also checking in! So excited to have a home in this thread!!

BrianG
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby BrianG » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:49 pm

congrats new admits :D

have you been to the admitted students website? anything of import on it? is it magical?

Here's hoping to the end of two months of radio silence for EDers.

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neprep
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:27 am

Also checking in! Glad this cycle is finally picking up again. :D

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ShrimpToastMasters
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby ShrimpToastMasters » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:44 pm

CHECKING IN!!!!!! :D

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kkdk
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kkdk » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:56 pm

Checking in as well! Any word on when/how we get notified of non-named $$?

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runthetrap
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby runthetrap » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:31 pm

congratulations to all the new admits!!!! fiiiinally.

i'm confused, though - those that are checking in, are any of you committed?

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kkdk
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kkdk » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:41 pm

runthetrap wrote:congratulations to all the new admits!!!! fiiiinally.

i'm confused, though - those that are checking in, are any of you committed?


RD applicant and international, and debt-averse, so not committed. But CLS can change that, if they want to :lol:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:54 pm

helllooooooo! forgot to check in the other day.

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girlmonster
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby girlmonster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:18 pm

Congrats, new admits! I have a question that kind of piggybacks on BrianG's question earlier. Do your packet and the admitted students site give any further information on the admitted students days (such as travel reimbursement, lodging, etc.)? I know CLS used to give a travel stipend up to $250, but I can't find any additional information besides that. Also, I'm not trying to be impatient, but I'll most likely need to attend the March dates and need to start hashing out logistics very soon.

Thanks!

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Leo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Leo » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:18 pm

Checking in! Woohoo!

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:50 pm

Checking in! I was pretty dead set on NYU, but Columbia just upped the ante with a freakin Butler.
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malleus discentium
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby malleus discentium » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:19 pm

Checking in! My first acceptance of the cycle hooooooray! (I am also curious if anyone knows anything about the travel stipend for ASW.)

ETA: The info is on page 8 of the admitted student handbook.

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Gary
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Gary » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:37 pm

Checking in :D and because of the Butler scholly, most likely for the long haul!!

mac2013
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mac2013 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:41 pm

Checkin in!

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Carter1901
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Carter1901 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:45 pm

Checking in - couldn't be happier to finally post in here. Pumped to meet all you guys.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:31 am

checking in! :D




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