Columbia Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Why did you choose Columbia?

Location
19
17%
Prestige/ranking
42
37%
Job prospects
28
25%
Professors and academics
7
6%
$$ The big fat Hamilton I got $$
17
15%
 
Total votes: 113

thisone2014
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Columbia Class of 2018

Postby thisone2014 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:08 pm

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If you see any incorrect info here or if there's anything you'd like added, please PM me!

JOIN THE CLASS OF 2018 FACEBOOK PAGE

HELPFUL LINKS

CLS Admitted Students Page (requires Login)
Financial Aid
Housing Info for Admitted Students (requires login)
More Housing info
TLS: Ask a Columbia 1L

VISITING COLUMBIA

March 4-5 or March 25-26: Admitted Student Program
The “flagship program” for admitted students; includes class visits, discussions with faculty, a student organization fair, a guided tour of campus, and a welcome reception
February 16 or April 20: ”Mondays at Columbia”
An abbreviated version of the admitted student program
February 17-April 30, excluding March 16-20: Daily Tours (M-Th)
Scheduled from 12:30 to 1:15PM, these begin at the Office of Admissions (1125 Amsterdam Avenue, btwn. 115th and 116th)

There are also off-campus receptions for admitted students in San Francisco, Los Angeles, D.C., and Boston. More info available on the admitted students website under “Visit.”

Email admit@law.columbia.edu for travel stipends.

IMPORTANT DATES, DEADLINES, and SUBMISSIONS
Source: Admitted Students Handbook

March 1: Submission deadline for grant applicants:
• Need Access application and FAFSA to processors
• 2014 Income Tax Returns to Financial Aid Office (FAO)
• Columbia Law School Financial Aid Questionnaire to FAO, or as soon as admitted, if after March 1

May 1: Submission deadline:
• $600 deposit to secure a place in the Class of 2018
• 2014 income tax returns for grant recipients for award verification

May 15: Submission deadline:
• University Apartment Housing application
• Fin. Aid Questionnaire to FAO for loan borrowers
• Loan applications to FAO
• FAFSA to federal processor (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov, listing Columbia Law School as a report recipient)

June 1: Submission deadline:
• The Tony Patiño Fellowship application
• Written request for deferrals to 2016 or 2017 to the Office of Admissions

July 1 : Submission deadline:
• Written request for $150 tuition deposit refund if withdrawing
• Approved loan and visa documentation for international student grant recipients

August 1: Submission deadline for final, official academic transcripts from all previous schools of higher ed.

August 10-14: Suggested move-in period for students living in University housing

August 17-18: Orientation

HOUSING and LIVING IN NYC

Morningside Heights is a safe, relatively quiet neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The law school buildings are clustered on the east side of the main campus, on 116th street and Amsterdam Avenue. There are a few small grocery stores in the neighborhood.
University housing options include the following:

Lenfest Hall: https://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/jd/admitted/enroll/housing/lenfest
Lionsgate, 520 West 112th Street: https://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions/jd/admitted/enroll/housing/lionsgate
West 115th and 116th Streets: https://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions ... ng/115-116
University Apartment Housing: https://web.law.columbia.edu/admissions ... ousing/uah

Although NYC is always expensive, the housing is highly subsidized and University rental rates are well below market rates. You can find information on University Housing rental rates here: http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/types-accommodations-0

Where to eat around Morningside Heights: http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/09/where-to-eat-columbia-university-morningside-heights-nyc.html

There are a few bars in the area, but in general the best nightlife in New York is farther downtown (an easy subway ride away).

The 1 line (a major subway line that runs the length of Manhattan) stops across the street from campus and provides fast, cheap access to much of the city. There is absolutely no need for the average student to have a car in Manhattan, and parking is inconvenient and expensive. Except for in extenuating circumstances, you probably should not bring a car.

If you decide you must bring a car, you can park on the street cheaply, but that requires frequently moving the car to new spots because of street cleanings and other restrictions. Further, street parking in NYC is a great way to dent or scratch your car. You can find information about indoor parking garages in the area here: http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/parking.html
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Publius3
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Publius3 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:18 pm

Checking in! Two year deferral from the '12/'13 cycle.
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thisone2014
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby thisone2014 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:21 pm

Publius3 wrote:Checking in! Two year deferral from the '12/'13 cycle.

yay! long deferral! Can I ask why?

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Eladriel
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Eladriel » Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:39 am

Still considering options, but this is my top choice right now.

thisone2014
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby thisone2014 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:31 pm

Eladriel wrote:Still considering options, but this is my top choice right now.


where else are you looking? Are you planning on going to the asd?

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Eladriel
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Eladriel » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:26 pm

Comparing with NYU currently ^^ --no financial aid from anywhere yet so it feels premature to be making a decision.

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twitterati
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby twitterati » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:31 pm

Checking in! Super excited about CLS, but like others, waiting to see where the $s lead...

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curlietop86
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby curlietop86 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:39 pm

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Beanie14
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Beanie14 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:23 pm

Checking in! I love Columbia so much. I'll be attending one of the "weekends" - not sure which one yet, though.

hyl387
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby hyl387 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:52 am

Checking in! ED admit. Super excited!

thisone2014
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby thisone2014 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:59 am

yay! Is there a Facebook group I should add to the OP? saw they had one last year but don't know if there's one this year

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DiniMae
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:51 am

Checking in! Thanks OP for making this. I will be at an ASW (also concerned about time off).

Barbaroix2
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Barbaroix2 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:39 am

Checking in! Will definitely be at one of the ASWs.

et110
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby et110 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:18 pm

Checking in! ED admit! Super excited!! :D

et110
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby et110 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:19 pm

thisone2014 wrote:yay! Is there a Facebook group I should add to the OP? saw they had one last year but don't know if there's one this year


I don't think there's a Facebook group yet, but there should be!!

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Atmosphere
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Atmosphere » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:32 pm

Checking in!

davek
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby davek » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:57 pm

Checking in!

irontryad
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby irontryad » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:48 pm

Checking in -- mildly disappointed that I didn't receive a Hamilton or Butler, so I doubt I'll be able to justify Columbia over the Dillard, but I'll wait and see what happens :)

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AOT
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby AOT » Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:36 pm

Got an enormous Columbia folder in the mail today with various booklets etc. They must spend a ton on postage

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middlebear
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:18 pm

alloverthat wrote:Got an enormous Columbia folder in the mail today with various booklets etc. They must spend a ton on postage


Postage and prestige are directly proportional.

stoopkid13
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby stoopkid13 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:35 am

and the amount they charge for tuition...

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cc78
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby cc78 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:14 am

Okay, I have to say that I have spent more time than normal running my hand along the outside of the Columbia Admitted Student Guide.

"What is that, velvet?"

Well played Columbia...well played.

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tlsapp2017
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tlsapp2017 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:03 pm

Hey all - 1L at CLS here dropping by to say congrats to all of you! Columbia is really an awesome place; I couldn't be happier with my decision, and I really feel like there's no better law school out there.

Anyway, feel free to PM me if you have any particular questions, or to post on the Columbia 1L(s) taking questions thread (which is currently a bunch of 1Ls asking things of upperclassmen, so we clearly need more questions from you guys).

And again, congratulations - you've made it :)

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cc78
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby cc78 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:16 pm

Anybody else get their massive blue box of Columbia supplemental materials today? It's quite impressive (and heavy).

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Eladriel
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Eladriel » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:09 pm

cc78 wrote:Anybody else get their massive blue box of Columbia supplemental materials today? It's quite impressive (and heavy).


What's in the blue box? The velvet bound book?




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