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%
 
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Hand
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:50 pm

cloudysky wrote:Hi everyone, I've got a bit of a conundrum. I've recently been admitted to Columbia. However, due to a stupid oversight on my part missing the deadline to drop a course, I find myself at risk of failing one of my courses in my last term. Even if I fail this course, I'll still have all my requirements to graduate, and my other marks will be consistent with the GPA that I used to apply with. My question is do you guys think failing a course in my last term will jeopardize my admission to Columbia?


stop posting this everywhere

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lester
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lester » Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:52 pm

Hey all,

For those of you who have been working on their financial aid application to Columbia, do you know if the Financial Aid Office allows for the secure upload of tax forms and the questionnaire, or is the only choice mail? I could not find confirmation of either on their site.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Jessasaurus » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:26 pm

Four Winds wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:
Four Winds wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:Gym is shitty


How shitty are we talking? And is it normally crawling with undergrads?


Yes crawling with undergrads. And we are talking incredibly shitty. Sign up for use of machines but can only use them a half hour (if any are even available). The place is like always busy and crowded. Really just not enough equipment for all the people who use it.


Yikes. Thanks for the insight. Do most law students brave the stampede or do they opt for non-Columbia options (NYSC etc.)?




Its a mixed bag. I think a lot of 1ls brave the stampede, but after 1l SAs or knowing you will have an SA for 2l people tend to splurge and go elsewhere. There are discounts for columbia students at local gyms, but from what I've heard it's still fairly pricey. Not sure how much, since I (only occasionally) brave the columbia gym.

What's good is when its nice out, we are so close to riverside park or central park that you can run/bike etc outside.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby EquallyWrong » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:23 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:
Four Winds wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:
Yes crawling with undergrads. And we are talking incredibly shitty. Sign up for use of machines but can only use them a half hour (if any are even available). The place is like always busy and crowded. Really just not enough equipment for all the people who use it.


Yikes. Thanks for the insight. Do most law students brave the stampede or do they opt for non-Columbia options (NYSC etc.)?



Its a mixed bag. I think a lot of 1ls brave the stampede, but after 1l SAs or knowing you will have an SA for 2l people tend to splurge and go elsewhere. There are discounts for columbia students at local gyms, but from what I've heard it's still fairly pricey. Not sure how much, since I (only occasionally) brave the columbia gym.

What's good is when its nice out, we are so close to riverside park or central park that you can run/bike etc outside.

It's weird that you're acting like a gym expert as if you go there regularly, it just feels disingenuous.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby scoobysnax » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:26 pm

EquallyWrong wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:
Four Winds wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:
Yes crawling with undergrads. And we are talking incredibly shitty. Sign up for use of machines but can only use them a half hour (if any are even available). The place is like always busy and crowded. Really just not enough equipment for all the people who use it.


Yikes. Thanks for the insight. Do most law students brave the stampede or do they opt for non-Columbia options (NYSC etc.)?



Its a mixed bag. I think a lot of 1ls brave the stampede, but after 1l SAs or knowing you will have an SA for 2l people tend to splurge and go elsewhere. There are discounts for columbia students at local gyms, but from what I've heard it's still fairly pricey. Not sure how much, since I (only occasionally) brave the columbia gym.

What's good is when its nice out, we are so close to riverside park or central park that you can run/bike etc outside.

It's weird that you're acting like a gym expert as if you go there regularly, it just feels disingenuous.

very disingenuous

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby TheoO » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:28 pm

*Complaints about the gym*

*Can barely remember what the gym is actually like*

Jess,

Can you give us a review of the philosophy department?
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:11 pm

Sooo, how about that housing PID, Columbia?

Admitted Students Website wrote:A unique Columbia ID that is emailed to you by the Admissions office shortly after you receive your Offer of Admission

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Also, thanks for additional responses to the good/bad points question. Sounds like it's best to get the hell out of Dodge.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby fra » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:30 pm

Has anyone who didn't get scholly info with their admission letter gotten any information about merit or need awards?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Four Winds » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:22 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:Its a mixed bag. I think a lot of 1ls brave the stampede, but after 1l SAs or knowing you will have an SA for 2l people tend to splurge and go elsewhere. There are discounts for columbia students at local gyms, but from what I've heard it's still fairly pricey. Not sure how much, since I (only occasionally) brave the columbia gym.

What's good is when its nice out, we are so close to riverside park or central park that you can run/bike etc outside.


Woof. Thanks for this!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby andthenIwaslike » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:25 am

fra wrote:Has anyone who didn't get scholly info with their admission letter gotten any information about merit or need awards?


Also very curious about this. I did get two normal-looking letters from Columbia in the last few days, each of which got Mr. andthenIwaslike very excited about potential finaid news, but no, it just more recruitment material.

... kind of lame to send it in what looks like a finaid letter, Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby try.honesty » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:26 am

andthenIwaslike wrote:
fra wrote:Has anyone who didn't get scholly info with their admission letter gotten any information about merit or need awards?


Also very curious about this. I did get two normal-looking letters from Columbia in the last few days, each of which got Mr. andthenIwaslike very excited about potential finaid news, but no, it just more recruitment material.

... kind of lame to send it in what looks like a finaid letter, Columbia.



Same!!! Went to my mailbox yesterday and saw two letters from Columbia, mildly freaked out, and nope.... :shock:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tina » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:35 am

fra wrote:Has anyone who didn't get scholly info with their admission letter gotten any information about merit or need awards?


I didnt get my FinAid award until April last year, so I wouldnt worry about it. Columbia takes their sweet ass time doing stuff like that.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby musedreverie » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:56 am

try.honesty wrote:
andthenIwaslike wrote:
fra wrote:Has anyone who didn't get scholly info with their admission letter gotten any information about merit or need awards?


Also very curious about this. I did get two normal-looking letters from Columbia in the last few days, each of which got Mr. andthenIwaslike very excited about potential finaid news, but no, it just more recruitment material.

... kind of lame to send it in what looks like a finaid letter, Columbia.



Same!!! Went to my mailbox yesterday and saw two letters from Columbia, mildly freaked out, and nope.... :shock:

Wow so everyone receives two! I found two in my mailbox today in a nice letter-sized envelope but having read this thread earlier in the day, I didn't get any hopes up... still weird; they could have saved postage costs and just sent emails

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby af0890 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:04 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:09 pm

af0890 wrote:Is Columbia the only T14 school that requires your 2014 tax return by March 1 BEFORE they can give you an award? Everywhere else I've seen seems to just need the return at some point to make adjustments. Anywhere else have that March 1 deadline?


Cornell has a March 1st deadline. But both schools accept 2013 forms in lieu of 2014 forms by that date and then you can update them with 2014 when you get them. I don't know if they'll give you an award before then though.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Four Winds » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:42 pm

Which package did the Financial Aid Questionnaire come in? Did it come with the original offer of admission? I'm having trouble finding it.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:44 pm

Four Winds wrote:Which package did the Financial Aid Questionnaire come in? Did it come with the original offer of admission? I'm having trouble finding it.


no it's in the admitted students handbook

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:04 pm

hereisonehand wrote:
Four Winds wrote:Which package did the Financial Aid Questionnaire come in? Did it come with the original offer of admission? I'm having trouble finding it.


no it's in the admitted students handbook


It is also online

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Four Winds » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:45 pm

ChemEng1642 wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
Four Winds wrote:Which package did the Financial Aid Questionnaire come in? Did it come with the original offer of admission? I'm having trouble finding it.


no it's in the admitted students handbook


It is also online


Thanks! I found it - fyi for those who were lost like me, it's on the Admitted Students website, not the financial aid one.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby goldenbear92 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:14 pm

Anyone else attending the 2nd ASW? Admitted Feb. 17 but finally checking in :D

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby zaetoroftheprotoss » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:33 pm

goldenbear92 wrote:Anyone else attending the 2nd ASW? Admitted Feb. 17 but finally checking in :D


I'll be there (because I couldn't go next week due to work -_-)!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Skool » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:50 pm

Checking in

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby AOT » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:03 pm

Skool wrote:Checking in


Awesome, congrats :)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Beanie14 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:08 pm

Finally made my travel plans for the ASW next week!

Does anyone know what appropriate attire for it is?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:19 pm

Beanie14 wrote:Finally made my travel plans for the ASW next week!

Does anyone know what appropriate attire for it is?


I believe TCR is look nice, but you don't need to wear business professional.




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