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

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illyria
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby illyria » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:21 am

Anyone visiting Columbia next Monday?
Not sure where we are supposed to check in..

manu6926
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Postby manu6926 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:04 am

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Last edited by manu6926 on Sun May 25, 2014 9:56 am, edited 2 times in total.

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mylifeis24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:18 am

waferthinmint wrote:
waferthinmint wrote:All good points, but if I won't be in NY for a summer and I am supposed to move all my stuff out, I want to be able to leave with just my laptop and the shirt on my back (plus some more suitcases of clothes), and not have to bother with moving and storing my furniture somewhere only to have to move it again three months later. It hinges on whether I can keep my same apartment or whether they make you reshuffle yearly like a dorm.


From the other thread: "They're 12 month leases, and once you're in you can stick around for all three years."

Unfurnished it is!


I can't remember- was there an option to preference furnished vs unfurnished on the application?

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fleurdelis2
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby fleurdelis2 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:19 am

mylifeis24 wrote:
waferthinmint wrote:
waferthinmint wrote:All good points, but if I won't be in NY for a summer and I am supposed to move all my stuff out, I want to be able to leave with just my laptop and the shirt on my back (plus some more suitcases of clothes), and not have to bother with moving and storing my furniture somewhere only to have to move it again three months later. It hinges on whether I can keep my same apartment or whether they make you reshuffle yearly like a dorm.


From the other thread: "They're 12 month leases, and once you're in you can stick around for all three years."

Unfurnished it is!


I can't remember- was there an option to preference furnished vs unfurnished on the application?


Yes there was!

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:21 am

There was, and you can edit your application.

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EquallyWrong
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:26 pm

you can also choose the "either furnished or unfurnished" option if you subscribe to Columbia's "our decision is not to make a decision" way of doing things.

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mylifeis24
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:32 pm

EquallyWrong wrote:you can also choose the "either furnished or unfurnished" option if you subscribe to Columbia's "our decision is not to make a decision" way of doing things.


Hahaha, thanks all. Updated accordingly.

Humbert Humbert
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Humbert Humbert » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:51 pm

Has anyone heard back on an appeal yet?

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fleurdelis2
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby fleurdelis2 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:47 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:Has anyone heard back on an appeal yet?


i JUST got my appeal offer, and I am so happy! They didn't match my Chicago offer, but got pretty close to it, so I'm committing now.

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:48 pm

fleurdelis2 wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:Has anyone heard back on an appeal yet?


i JUST got my appeal offer, and I am so happy! They didn't match my Chicago offer, but got pretty close to it, so I'm committing now.


Awesome!
Can you tell us when you submitted?

And also (via PM if you want) what your Chicago offer was?

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Hitchensian
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Hitchensian » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:50 pm

fleurdelis2 wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:Has anyone heard back on an appeal yet?


i JUST got my appeal offer, and I am so happy! They didn't match my Chicago offer, but got pretty close to it, so I'm committing now.


Congrats! Did it come via email or snail mail?

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fleurdelis2
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby fleurdelis2 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:54 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
fleurdelis2 wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:Has anyone heard back on an appeal yet?


i JUST got my appeal offer, and I am so happy! They didn't match my Chicago offer, but got pretty close to it, so I'm committing now.


Awesome!
Can you tell us when you submitted?

And also (via PM if you want) what your Chicago offer was?


Chicago information PM'd

Initial offer on April 17, appealed on April 17, called on April 21 to follow up, emailed additional materials on April 21st that they asked for, and got it today...

Hitchensian wrote:
fleurdelis2 wrote:
Humbert Humbert wrote:Has anyone heard back on an appeal yet?


i JUST got my appeal offer, and I am so happy! They didn't match my Chicago offer, but got pretty close to it, so I'm committing now.


Congrats! Did it come via email or snail mail?


...via email

Just be persistent guys!

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:57 pm

thanks fleurdelis!! congrats on your scholarship :)
eta: also PMd you like 6 more times with questions because i am neurotic AF

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:08 pm

manu6926 wrote:I deposited today too!
I just couldn't wait for Stanford any longer. Working in NYC is my dream, so I figured Butler > Stanford sticker.
I can't wait to go back to school and make new friends.


Congratulations! I'm the biggest Stanford fan/homer there is (had a miracle happened and I had gotten in I don't think anything could've stopped me), but if working in NYC is your dream then you are in a tremendous position with that sweet Butler!

AdInfinitum
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:09 pm

Thinking about calling tomorrow to see what's up with my application. I called last Wednesday to make sure they had received the files they were missing, but it's been a week since then and I still haven't heard anything. Deadlines are approaching :? :?

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:37 pm

It was quite a reach, but it looks like they denied my request for need-based re-adjustment for the Butler. Didn't expect it, but would have been nice.

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:39 pm

For those of you who appealed, did you email the Financial Aid office or Admissions?

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chicky
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby chicky » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:41 pm

drevo wrote:For those of you who appealed, did you email the Financial Aid office or Admissions?


Emailed Fin Aid office directly, attached other offers as PDFs, and got a response within 48 hours - really impressed with the turnaround.

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:56 pm

chicky wrote:
drevo wrote:For those of you who appealed, did you email the Financial Aid office or Admissions?


Emailed Fin Aid office directly, attached other offers as PDFs, and got a response within 48 hours - really impressed with the turnaround.


Perfect, thanks!

Kimikho
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:05 pm

Request denied.

:cry:

truckstop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby truckstop » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:13 pm

scoobers wrote:Request denied.

:cry:


Mine too. I think that means I need to officially withdraw. Have fun at Columbia, guys!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:44 pm

drevo wrote:
manu6926 wrote:I deposited today too!
I just couldn't wait for Stanford any longer. Working in NYC is my dream, so I figured Butler > Stanford sticker.
I can't wait to go back to school and make new friends.


Congratulations! I'm the biggest Stanford fan/homer there is (had a miracle happened and I had gotten in I don't think anything could've stopped me), but if working in NYC is your dream then you are in a tremendous position with that sweet Butler!


Butler > SLS sticker for NYC. Undoubtedly.

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:46 pm

I am about to send in my appeal to Columbia to try and get their final offer. I have $$$ from Cornell that I am going to mention, but I was wondering if I should even mention the NYU offer that is the same dollar amount as Columbia's offer? Any opinions on that since it's the same dollar amount and the schools CoA are very similar?

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby tlsapp2017 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:48 pm

scoobers wrote:Request denied.

:cry:


Same. Oh well; it was only 12k different from the NYU scholarship that I lost yesterday, so it's not a huge deal for me. I'm glad they finally got back to me though - now I can officially deposit and start the housing app!

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buffalo_
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:49 pm

drevo wrote:I am about to send in my appeal to Columbia to try and get their final offer. I have $$$ from Cornell that I am going to mention, but I was wondering if I should even mention the NYU offer that is the same dollar amount as Columbia's offer? Any opinions on that since it's the same dollar amount and the schools CoA are very similar?


If you are really considering NYU then I think you should include it. You might mention that NYU has a lower tuition and thus, an equal offer is nonetheless cheaper.




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