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

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almondjoy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby almondjoy » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:42 pm

ChemEng1642 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:
DCfilterDC wrote:I thought I saw that you could get a UAH efficiency/studio for like $1400 a month. If I can snag that I'd be pretty happy. If not, I'm gonna go with the apartment share.


I saw at studio at ASW that was $1200/month utilities included


Was it in Hoboken? Damn


Nope it was like a 6 minute walk from the law school. It's because Columbia Law super subsidizes places that they rent out

Wow I haven't heard of anything close to this price for a UAH studio. Would be a great snag.

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middlebear
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:50 am

andthenIwaslike wrote:I really can't believe how late Columbia gets all its non-named merit aid out. There seem to be a lot of you who are already committed to Columbia, which is awesome, but you can't all be Butlers and Hamiltons - just out of curiosity, how many people are expecting sizable need aid, or sizable merit aid, or have just made their peace with loans? I'd love to be able to say I'm planning to go to Columbia, but until I hear back from Fin Aid I'm assuming I'd have to pay sticker, in which case hello Charlottesville.


So I'm not by any means committed anywhere, but what I noticed at ASW - though I'm sure it's not the case here - was that there seemed to be a REALLY high number of people who had either ED'd or made it clear that they were going no matter what. I guess that Columbia name just makes people (or at least, people not on TLS) go for sticker?

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Hand
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:14 pm

Not sure if this came up yet, but how sizeable is this "need-based aid" generally for those who didn't get a named scholly? Do they offer more than nominal $?

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Eladriel
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Eladriel » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:15 pm

hereisonehand wrote:Not sure if this came up yet, but how sizeable is this "need-based aid" generally for those who didn't get a named scholly? Do they offer more than nominal $?


Interested in this too.

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ChemEng1642
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:07 pm

LetsGoMets wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:I saw at studio at ASW that was $1200/month utilities included


Was it in Hoboken? Damn


Nope it was like a 6 minute walk from the law school. It's because Columbia Law super subsidizes places that they rent out


Wait really? Which building?


Crap I don't remember.

But if you kept the ASW schedule - it was the only studio in the first housing tour time slot!

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DCfilterDC
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby DCfilterDC » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:22 pm

I thought all the cheap studios were Teacher's College/General Studies

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:23 pm

ChemEng1642 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:
Was it in Hoboken? Damn


Nope it was like a 6 minute walk from the law school. It's because Columbia Law super subsidizes places that they rent out


Wait really? Which building?


Crap I don't remember.

But if you kept the ASW schedule - it was the only studio in the first housing tour time slot!


Looking at the March 5 schedule, and I see two studios in the first slot, one in Lenfest and one at 544 W. 113th. There's no way a Lenfest studio is that cheap, so it must've been the other one. It actually says "Couples' Housing Studio", does that sound right?

ETA: I guess it's possible it's that cheap if it's on the way low end of the scale here: http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/ ... efficiency

I cannot imagine living in only a few hundred square foot studio with my SO though (not that I'm planning on doing that, just reacting to their statement that they prioritize UAH studios for couples). I think we would kill each other before Thanksgiving.

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ChemEng1642
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:16 am

LetsGoMets wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:
LetsGoMets wrote:
ChemEng1642 wrote:
Nope it was like a 6 minute walk from the law school. It's because Columbia Law super subsidizes places that they rent out


Wait really? Which building?


Crap I don't remember.

But if you kept the ASW schedule - it was the only studio in the first housing tour time slot!


Looking at the March 5 schedule, and I see two studios in the first slot, one in Lenfest and one at 544 W. 113th. There's no way a Lenfest studio is that cheap, so it must've been the other one. It actually says "Couples' Housing Studio", does that sound right?

ETA: I guess it's possible it's that cheap if it's on the way low end of the scale here: http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/ ... efficiency

I cannot imagine living in only a few hundred square foot studio with my SO though (not that I'm planning on doing that, just reacting to their statement that they prioritize UAH studios for couples). I think we would kill each other before Thanksgiving.


Yes! Sorry should have clarified this was couples' housing. I can't imagine doing that either haha but there was a one bedroom couples' housing place for $1580/mo + $100/mo in utilities that was pretty nice too!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby curlietop86 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:02 am

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tlsapp2017 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:52 pm

Eladriel wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:Not sure if this came up yet, but how sizeable is this "need-based aid" generally for those who didn't get a named scholly? Do they offer more than nominal $?


Interested in this too.


I believe the max the give out is about $100k?

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Eladriel
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Eladriel » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:48 pm

Just got told I'm missing parents W2s. FML.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby stephcurry » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:15 pm

Just to double check...there are four things we need to turn in to be considered for "need" (/merit) based aid right? The financial aid questionnaire, 2014 tax returns, transmit FAFSA and Need Access? Is the fifth item on the financial aid questionnaire checklist "Federal Loan Applications to Federal Direct Loans or Private Loan Applications to FAO" just referring to sending a copy of whatever loan you apply for (Stafford/Grad PLUS) to the FAO? Is it correct that if we aren't intending on taking out any loans, we don't need to worry about that fifth item and we should be good if we just completed the first four? Thanks in advance!!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Clemenceau » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:22 pm

stephcurry wrote:Just to double check...there are four things we need to turn in to be considered for "need" (/merit) based aid right? The financial aid questionnaire, 2014 tax returns, transmit FAFSA and Need Access? Is the fifth item on the financial aid questionnaire checklist "Federal Loan Applications to Federal Direct Loans or Private Loan Applications to FAO" just referring to sending a copy of whatever loan you apply for (Stafford/Grad PLUS) to the FAO? Is it correct that if we aren't intending on taking out any loans, we don't need to worry about that fifth item and we should be good if we just completed the first four? Thanks in advance!!


The fifth item isn't really needed until you're already deposited. I think it said may 15th was the deadline for that form

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paragonloop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:33 pm

curlietop86 wrote:anyone committed to columbia? i'm waiting on one more decision, but i'm about 95% sure i'm ending up here next year. so excited to be nearing the end of this process!!


I'm also about 95% set on Columbia! The idea of living in NYC next year is both exciting and very, very scary.

Anyone else visiting on the last admit event on April 20?

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Clemenceau
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Clemenceau » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:38 pm

paragonloop wrote:
curlietop86 wrote:anyone committed to columbia? i'm waiting on one more decision, but i'm about 95% sure i'm ending up here next year. so excited to be nearing the end of this process!!


I'm also about 95% set on Columbia! The idea of living in NYC next year is both exciting and very, very scary.

Anyone else visiting on the last admit event on April 20?


I believe I'm going to that

Pretty happy that it doesn't seem like it will be as long and drawn out as most ASDs are. Just enough to get a nice taste of the school/area

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DiniMae
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:22 pm

I just withdrew. I didn't feel the vibe there at all. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby stephcurry » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:13 am

Clemenceau wrote:
stephcurry wrote:Just to double check...there are four things we need to turn in to be considered for "need" (/merit) based aid right? The financial aid questionnaire, 2014 tax returns, transmit FAFSA and Need Access? Is the fifth item on the financial aid questionnaire checklist "Federal Loan Applications to Federal Direct Loans or Private Loan Applications to FAO" just referring to sending a copy of whatever loan you apply for (Stafford/Grad PLUS) to the FAO? Is it correct that if we aren't intending on taking out any loans, we don't need to worry about that fifth item and we should be good if we just completed the first four? Thanks in advance!!


The fifth item isn't really needed until you're already deposited. I think it said may 15th was the deadline for that form


Okay and the fifth item is only for people who are applying for loans right?

tecumseh115
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tecumseh115 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:51 pm

Yo so I just got my aid report from NYU and got nothing -- guessing this means nothing from Columbia. Had been hoping to get some aid out of Columbia using NYU as leverage. Next highest ranked school I am into is Michigan, who gave me a nice chunk of change. Is it at all feasible to negotiate with CLS using that Michigan money as leverage? Or the for that matter with NYU (and then negotiate with CLS)? My only other thought would be negotiate using HLS admit as leverage -- but this is a real long shot as I am waitlisted. Do I just consign myself to paying sticker?
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kingpin101 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:55 pm

Would really love my aid right now so that I can start negotiating between Columbia and NYU. Would love to end up at either school next fall.

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lnick93
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:59 pm

kingpin101 wrote:Would really love my aid right now so that I can start negotiating between Columbia and NYU. Would love to end up at either school next fall.


Same.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Beanie14 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:08 pm

lnick93 wrote:
kingpin101 wrote:Would really love my aid right now so that I can start negotiating between Columbia and NYU. Would love to end up at either school next fall.


Same.


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jrc223
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby jrc223 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:49 pm

when are we supposed to hear back regarding aid?

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LetsGoMets
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby LetsGoMets » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:05 pm

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betty_bojangles
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby betty_bojangles » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:13 pm

jrc223 wrote:when are we supposed to hear back regarding aid?


someone on a previous page said they would start sending them out this week.

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Four Winds
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Four Winds » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:09 pm

Last year they sent out the first award on the Friday of this week...not sure if Good Friday will throw them off this year though.




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