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

IsCat
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby IsCat » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:29 pm

stephcurry wrote:For anyone who hasn't received theirs yet, I called yesterday and they said that my letter was sent via postal mail but I told them I had deadlines on wednesday and thursday so they emailed a scanned copy. Also, assuming we all have the same 3 page letter, the $ amount right before the tuition grant is the scholarship award irrespective of federal loans right? Like even if we decide not to take out a federal loan that tuition grant is still ours?


also curious about this.

My letter says that "the grant ... is based on expected borrowing of at least ... dollars". Does it mean that we have to obtain the loan in order to get the grant?

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goldenbear92
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby goldenbear92 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:45 pm

Anybody successfully reach the Financial Aid office via phone today? Tried several times and just goes straight to the voicemail :/

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90convoy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby 90convoy » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:48 pm

goldenbear92 wrote:Anybody successfully reach the Financial Aid office via phone today? Tried several times and just goes straight to the voicemail :/


I haven't called, but they emailed me today

JFO1833
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:28 pm

GoneSouth wrote:Anyone found out how to get housing rate ranges for shares, studios, etc.? Is this information in the housing portal when you log in? (I haven't registered for it yet).


University Housing:
http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/ ... odations-0

Community Housing:
http://facilities.columbia.edu/housing/ ... ty-housing

ub3r
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ub3r » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:48 pm

Columbia wouldn't bump me above 40k, which isn't too surprising.

With that, I'm out. Good luck everyone.

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paragonloop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:09 pm

Anyone else going to the admitted students event on Monday? I'm excited to finally visit!!

anonid
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby anonid » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:46 pm

paragonloop wrote:Anyone else going to the admitted students event on Monday? I'm excited to finally visit!!


I plan on attending, but I have no idea what the itinerary is nor have I registered, nor have I even seen how/if I need to register...

help?

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paragonloop
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:24 am

anonid wrote:
paragonloop wrote:Anyone else going to the admitted students event on Monday? I'm excited to finally visit!!


I plan on attending, but I have no idea what the itinerary is nor have I registered, nor have I even seen how/if I need to register...

help?


PM'd you! :D

tecumseh115
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tecumseh115 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:41 am

Hey any ideas on whether its better to apply for law school housing or Columbia housing if I'm looking for a single? Sounds like the singles are relatively hard to get.

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sneezus
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby sneezus » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:09 pm

got financial aid emailed.

offered 60k, which surprised me. 3.6x 172. will most likely withdraw though because of $$

ptz
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ptz » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:37 am

Anyone attended a "Monday's at Columbia?" What should I expect?

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ChemEng1642
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:28 pm

no more $$ for me after presenting other offers :(

time to make some tough decisions

qwertyTLS
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby qwertyTLS » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:33 pm

anyone else still waiting for initial $$?? deadlines are so soon!!

BruiserWoods
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby BruiserWoods » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:18 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:anyone else still waiting for initial $$?? deadlines are so soon!!


I'm also still waiting; really frustrated because Columbia is my top choice but it looks like I'm gonna have to withdraw because of this.

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betty_bojangles
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby betty_bojangles » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:23 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:anyone else still waiting for initial $$?? deadlines are so soon!!



me. :cry:

Indifference
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:03 pm

Withdrew today. Hopefully frees up some good money for you all!

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kadyevna
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kadyevna » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:07 pm

qwertyTLS wrote:anyone else still waiting for initial $$?? deadlines are so soon!!


me, do we need to submit any documents in order to be considered for scholarships??

JFO1833
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:21 pm

kadyevna wrote:me, do we need to submit any documents in order to be considered for scholarships??


Yes,

There is an application on the accepted students site

You also need to fill out Need Access and FASFA and submit tax returns for you and your parents.

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tk17
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tk17 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:43 pm

JFO1833 wrote:
kadyevna wrote:me, do we need to submit any documents in order to be considered for scholarships??


Yes,

There is an application on the accepted students site

You also need to fill out Need Access and FASFA and submit tax returns for you and your parents.


And W2s.

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kadyevna
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kadyevna » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:46 pm

JFO1833 wrote:
kadyevna wrote:me, do we need to submit any documents in order to be considered for scholarships??


Yes,

There is an application on the accepted students site

You also need to fill out Need Access and FASFA and submit tax returns for you and your parents.


thanks, i know that Need Access can be completed online, and FASFA is not required for international students, so I will mail them a completed financial aid questionnaire and copies of tax returns? this seems very confusing tho

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kadyevna
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kadyevna » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:04 pm

wait, i thought every admitted student will be automatically considered for merit based scholarships?

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tk17
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tk17 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:10 pm

kadyevna wrote:wait, i thought every admitted student will be automatically considered for merit based scholarships?



All aid that's not a named scholarship is considered "need-based" aid by Columbia. It's not actually all awarded on the basis of need, but it means that if you want to be considered you have to go through the whole complicated process.

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kadyevna
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kadyevna » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:16 pm

tk17 wrote:
kadyevna wrote:wait, i thought every admitted student will be automatically considered for merit based scholarships?



All aid that's not a named scholarship is considered "need-based" aid by Columbia. It's not actually all awarded on the basis of need, but it means that if you want to be considered you have to go through the whole complicated process.



oh i see, thanks for the explanation

bluesquemoi
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby bluesquemoi » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:51 am

Is there any international student who heard about the need-based grant?
It's so hard to reach Columbia FAO that it's frustrating...
I've been spamming them for about a month and they ignored all of my e-mails.. :(

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lnick93
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:05 pm

Submitted my deposit this morning! I'm super excited to be joining some of you in the fall.




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