Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:13 am

kulshan wrote:Does anyone know whether Columbia will do another round of fee waivers when the Oct. scores come out? I'm not sure why they'd give me one then when they didn't the first time, but I can hope!


I did mine in December and got a fee waiver in late Jan and was accepted late Feb. You can definitely hope!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby piccolittle » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:24 am

Hi guys,

CLS 1L here. Good luck to all of you! It's amazing here.

That said, would anyone be interested in seeing more photos of the building/campus/anything? I am happy to go take some, and I know that when I was applying I had no idea what the inside of the building might look like or what the facilities were. The outside of JG really doesn't do it justice - the inside is very sleek and modern, and the upper floors are all rich wood and carpeting.

Let me know. Alternatively, if you have any questions feel free to PM me :)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:29 am

piccolittle wrote:Hi guys,

CLS 1L here. Good luck to all of you! It's amazing here.

That said, would anyone be interested in seeing more photos of the building/campus/anything? I am happy to go take some, and I know that when I was applying I had no idea what the inside of the building might look like or what the facilities were. The outside of JG really doesn't do it justice - the inside is very sleek and modern, and the upper floors are all rich wood and carpeting.

Let me know. Alternatively, if you have any questions feel free to PM me :)

Yes please, that would be great!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby annyong » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:36 am

I would love some pictures, thank you! Also, what is COL like for Columbia? Is rent the same as it would be for the NYU area?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:38 am

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kwais » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:11 am

annyong wrote:I would love some pictures, thank you! Also, what is COL like for Columbia? Is rent the same as it would be for the NYU area?


On average, it's a good deal cheaper than NYU COL. I pay 825, all utilities included, on a nice, quite block.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:13 am

kwais wrote:
annyong wrote:I would love some pictures, thank you! Also, what is COL like for Columbia? Is rent the same as it would be for the NYU area?


On average, it's a good deal cheaper than NYU COL. I pay 825, all utilities included, on a nice, quite block.

That's awesome, definitely cheaper than NYU. Are you in a school dorm or did you find your own place?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby kwais » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:15 am

freestallion wrote:
kwais wrote:
annyong wrote:I would love some pictures, thank you! Also, what is COL like for Columbia? Is rent the same as it would be for the NYU area?


On average, it's a good deal cheaper than NYU COL. I pay 825, all utilities included, on a nice, quite block.

That's awesome, definitely cheaper than NYU. Are you in a school dorm or did you find your own place?


I'm in columbia housing. finding your own place at 825 is extremely unlikely. but grad housing is pretty nice. I am a little further than most of my classmates, but the walk is nice

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby piccolittle » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:16 am

Yeah the COL estimate on the website is generally inflated, especially if you buy your books secondhand. The neighborhood is cheaper than the Village, and the rent is subsidized so it's also cheaper. I live in law school housing basically across the street from the LS in a massive 3-bedroom apt (with the biggest room) and I pay less than $1200/month in rent (everything included).

I think the savings more than makes up for the occasional cab ride to and from the more fun parts of town.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby annyong » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:12 pm

Woah that's awesome, thanks for the info! I have a friend at NYU and their rent prices kind of made me gag when I first heard it....so this is good news!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby LaCumparsita » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:21 pm

I didn't submit a supervisor letter because I only just started working full-time and it's only a 3-month, full-time internship... do I need a letter?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby LaCumparsita » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:54 pm

The instructions do say that if you're recently graduated, 2 professor letters are preferred, and I only graduated a year ago...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Strange » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:16 pm

*sets up a tent* :D

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:05 pm

I was shocked because I got a letter from Columbia recently. But it turned out to be a letter from Asian student groups talking about diversity, the asian community, and inviting me to apply. Haha. Got excited for nothing, though I knew it couldn't have been good news so early ;)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:28 pm

freestallion wrote:I was shocked because I got a letter from Columbia recently. But it turned out to be a letter from Asian student groups talking about diversity, the asian community, and inviting me to apply. Haha. Got excited for nothing, though I knew it couldn't have been good news so early ;)


oh youre Asian!! lets be friends

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:28 pm

freestallion wrote:I was shocked because I got a letter from Columbia recently. But it turned out to be a letter from Asian student groups talking about diversity, the asian community, and inviting me to apply. Haha. Got excited for nothing, though I knew it couldn't have been good news so early ;)


LOL I got the same exact letter. I was really excited to see mail from Columbia too.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:29 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
freestallion wrote:I was shocked because I got a letter from Columbia recently. But it turned out to be a letter from Asian student groups talking about diversity, the asian community, and inviting me to apply. Haha. Got excited for nothing, though I knew it couldn't have been good news so early ;)


LOL I got the same exact letter. I was really excited to see mail from Columbia too.


omg you too.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:41 pm

Curious1 wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
freestallion wrote:I was shocked because I got a letter from Columbia recently. But it turned out to be a letter from Asian student groups talking about diversity, the asian community, and inviting me to apply. Haha. Got excited for nothing, though I knew it couldn't have been good news so early ;)


LOL I got the same exact letter. I was really excited to see mail from Columbia too.


omg you too.


I got one from the Women's group on campus and I didn't even apply to Columbia. My husband said, "Hey! You got something from Columbia, now that's a name I recognize!" He gets a kick out of all the junk mail we get from random law schools these day. Man, there are a lot of law schools in this country.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:56 pm

Curious1 wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
freestallion wrote:I was shocked because I got a letter from Columbia recently. But it turned out to be a letter from Asian student groups talking about diversity, the asian community, and inviting me to apply. Haha. Got excited for nothing, though I knew it couldn't have been good news so early ;)


LOL I got the same exact letter. I was really excited to see mail from Columbia too.


omg you too.

Lol. Curiousone for some reason I guessed that you were asian. I think because you're obsessed with money and prestige ;) I had no idea HP was though.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:02 pm

Lol. Curiousone for some reason I guessed that you were asian. I think because you're obsessed with money and prestige ;) I had no idea HP was though.


Goodness don't paint me with that brush...I would say less "obsessed" and more "concerned with"

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Postby yoiav » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:02 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:17 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
freestallion wrote:I was shocked because I got a letter from Columbia recently. But it turned out to be a letter from Asian student groups talking about diversity, the asian community, and inviting me to apply. Haha. Got excited for nothing, though I knew it couldn't have been good news so early ;)


LOL I got the same exact letter. I was really excited to see mail from Columbia too.


See, it's too bad they can't send me one about being Jewish, because that would probably cross a line somewhere. But I'd like to hear from CLS.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:18 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
freestallion wrote:I was shocked because I got a letter from Columbia recently. But it turned out to be a letter from Asian student groups talking about diversity, the asian community, and inviting me to apply. Haha. Got excited for nothing, though I knew it couldn't have been good news so early ;)


LOL I got the same exact letter. I was really excited to see mail from Columbia too.


I hope I have one waiting in my mailbox :(

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:29 pm

Curious1 wrote:
Lol. Curiousone for some reason I guessed that you were asian. I think because you're obsessed with money and prestige ;) I had no idea HP was though.


Goodness don't paint me with that brush...I would say less "obsessed" and more "concerned with"


Ok, ok, but I have to say I got an asian vibe from you... sorry for stereotyping :P

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Re: Columbia c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:31 pm

freestallion wrote:
Curious1 wrote:
Lol. Curiousone for some reason I guessed that you were asian. I think because you're obsessed with money and prestige ;) I had no idea HP was though.


Goodness don't paint me with that brush...I would say less "obsessed" and more "concerned with"


Ok, ok, but I have to say I got an asian vibe from you... sorry for stereotyping :P


:oops: I try so hard to not be a stereotype...I played BASSOON in high school instead of piano like my mommy wanted. I got a C in calculus and decided to be a polisci major. Guess some things you can't hide haha.




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