Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Audeamus » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:16 pm

Is there an accepted at columbia thread that the ASW discussion can take place in? All this movement keeps giving me mini heart attacks thinking there has been a wave of NCEs.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bluecouch » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:17 pm

Audeamus wrote:Is there an accepted at columbia thread that the ASW discussion can take place in? All this movement keeps giving me mini heart attacks thinking there has been a wave of NCEs.


Happy for all of the admits, but... +1

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Audeamus » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:19 pm

bluecouch wrote:
Audeamus wrote:Is there an accepted at columbia thread that the ASW discussion can take place in? All this movement keeps giving me mini heart attacks thinking there has been a wave of NCEs.


Happy for all of the admits, but... +1


+1 should have offered congratulations in my original post.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BigZuck » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:19 pm

Audeamus wrote:Is there an accepted at columbia thread that the ASW discussion can take place in? All this movement keeps giving me mini heart attacks thinking there has been a wave of NCEs.


OOOOHHH, snap!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:24 pm

Not admitted to Columbia, but for NYU's ASW I'm staying at a hostel for $45/night. Saves a bunch of money, but it's basically like living in a dorm. Regarding security, I've felt very safe in every hostel I've stayed at, but this is my first time staying at one in a city, so I'm not 100% sure.

ETA: I have a private room, which is unusual for a Hostel.

ETA again: Actually my room is $63 per night after tax. If you and a friend got a shared room (meaning with other people) it would be $39 + tax = $46 or so per person per night. There are other cheaper hostels but they seem sketchy and are farther away.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Audeamus » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:34 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Audeamus wrote:Is there an accepted at columbia thread that the ASW discussion can take place in? All this movement keeps giving me mini heart attacks thinking there has been a wave of NCEs.


OOOOHHH, snap!


apologies if my post seemed rude. that was absolutely not my intent. (i'm very much hoping to join the ASW conversation shortly!) i just thought it might be easier for everyone to track the information that is relevant to them if we separated into two threads.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:40 pm

toothbrush wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:The Priceline bargains are all on the the East side, near the UN. Not a great spot for getting around, especially to Columbia, but if you don't want to pay ridiculous prices that's the place to go.

You can catch the 7 to columbus and just pop north on the B or D from the UN..

it's less than 40 mins fwiw

You can't take the BD to Columbia. You'd have to transfer again at 59th street and then take the 1 all the way up, so that's three transfers AND you're taking the 1 the whole way up from Midtown which is slow. West side is better.

Edit: the bitchiness in this post is meant to be directed at the fact that getting to the east side from Morningside Heights was the worst thing ever for several years of my life.
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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby BigZuck » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:42 pm

On some level I agree with you but I'd rather keep it to one thread because this site doesn't get a ton of traffic anyway and it's good to have admits around to answer when they went complete, how long to get accepted, those types of questions. Basically just one thread to reference rather than multiple.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Audeamus » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:43 pm

BigZuck wrote:On some level I agree with you but I'd rather keep it to one thread because this site doesn't get a ton of traffic anyway and it's good to have admits around to answer when they went complete, how long to get accepted, those types of questions. Basically just one thread to reference rather than multiple.


you make a good point. given the pros/cons either way, might as well leave it as is. if it ain't broke...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby az21833 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:44 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:The Priceline bargains are all on the the East side, near the UN. Not a great spot for getting around, especially to Columbia, but if you don't want to pay ridiculous prices that's the place to go.

You can catch the 7 to columbus and just pop north on the B or D from the UN..

it's less than 40 mins fwiw

You can't take the BD to Columbia. You'd have to transfer again at 59th street and then take the 1 all the way up, so that's three transfers AND you're taking the 1 the whole way up from Midtown which is slow. West side is better.

Edit: the bitchiness in this post is meant to be directed at the fact that getting to the east side from Morningside Heights was the worst thing ever for several years of my life.


you can take the BD if you dont mind walking through morningside park and avoiding the crack needles

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby abcde12345 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:44 pm

NYCer here: subway system is really easy. You could get a hotel in Brooklyn and it would still be easy. To be fair, I don't really know how ASW's work. So if it's like a convention, where you're constantly going back to your room and going out again, I would get on the west side near the 1 line. The 1 line will take you everywhere you need to go. But I would choose on price rather than proximity because transferring is so easy--again, unless it's like a convention.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:47 pm

az21833 wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:The Priceline bargains are all on the the East side, near the UN. Not a great spot for getting around, especially to Columbia, but if you don't want to pay ridiculous prices that's the place to go.

You can catch the 7 to columbus and just pop north on the B or D from the UN..

it's less than 40 mins fwiw

You can't take the BD to Columbia. You'd have to transfer again at 59th street and then take the 1 all the way up, so that's three transfers AND you're taking the 1 the whole way up from Midtown which is slow. West side is better.

Edit: the bitchiness in this post is meant to be directed at the fact that getting to the east side from Morningside Heights was the worst thing ever for several years of my life.


you can take the BD if you dont mind walking through morningside park and avoiding the crack needles

I have no problem avoiding crack needles but those like 5 flights of stairs can ess my d

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:58 pm

abcde12345 wrote:NYCer here: subway system is really easy if you live in NYC. You could get a hotel in Brooklyn and it would still be easy. To be fair, I don't really know how ASW's work. So if it's like a convention, where you're constantly going back to your room and going out again, I would get on the west side near the 1 line. The 1 line will take you everywhere you need to go. But I would choose on price rather than proximity because transferring is so easy--again, unless it's like a convention.


FTFY. Just looking at the map of subways scares me. Locally, here is our subway map: http://www.customdropshipping.com/data/ ... 6-1237.png

It's a bit hard here, too, because if you're going to the airport you have to make sure you don't get on the train that goes to Hialeah.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby trojandave » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:12 pm

LSATSCORES2012 wrote:
abcde12345 wrote:NYCer here: subway system is really easy if you live in NYC. You could get a hotel in Brooklyn and it would still be easy. To be fair, I don't really know how ASW's work. So if it's like a convention, where you're constantly going back to your room and going out again, I would get on the west side near the 1 line. The 1 line will take you everywhere you need to go. But I would choose on price rather than proximity because transferring is so easy--again, unless it's like a convention.


FTFY. Just looking at the map of subways scares me. Locally, here is our subway map: http://www.customdropshipping.com/data/ ... 6-1237.png

It's a bit hard here, too, because if you're going to the airport you have to make sure you don't get on the train that goes to Hialeah.


Hah, I think you're ready for the big leagues.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WaitingandHopeful » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:15 pm

It might look intimidating, but it's really easy to pick up. And you CAN take the b/d to columbia. The 125th st stop is less than a 10 minute walk from campus. Probably still easier to transfer to the 1 at Columbus circle though.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby az21833 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:18 pm

WaitingandHopeful wrote:It might look intimidating, but it's really easy to pick up. And you CAN take the b/d to columbia. The 125th st stop is less than a 10 minute walk from campus. Probably still easier to transfer to the 1 at Columbus circle though.


you would want to get off at 116th not 125th. its about a 10 minute walk but not super comfortable for a young female alone

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WaitingandHopeful » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:19 pm

az21833 wrote:
WaitingandHopeful wrote:It might look intimidating, but it's really easy to pick up. And you CAN take the b/d to columbia. The 125th st stop is less than a 10 minute walk from campus. Probably still easier to transfer to the 1 at Columbus circle though.


you would want to get off at 116th not 125th. its about a 10 minute walk but not super comfortable for a young female alone

D doesn't stop at 116

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby az21833 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:28 pm

sorry, i was thinking BC. i would not take the D to 125th and walk personally, it will take some time and isnt very scenic. unless youre trying to go to a yankees game

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WaitingandHopeful » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:30 pm

Yeah the only reason to take the d is it can get you from 59 to 125 in 5 minutes. It's not in the nicest neighborhood and its a bit of an uphill trek to campus once you get there.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby pedestrian » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:44 pm

The walk from 125 is no more dangerous than the walk from 116 on the B. I wouldn't recommend either to out-of-towners, but only because when you are visiting you want to keep it as simple as possible. Take the 1 to 116 and you're there.

The only "uncomfortable" thing is seeing a few discount grocery stores, NYCHA towers and brown faces, but there is a big difference between a diverse neighborhood and a dangerous one.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby T20hopeful89 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:46 pm

WaitingandHopeful wrote:It might look intimidating, but it's really easy to pick up. And you CAN take the b/d to columbia. The 125th st stop is less than a 10 minute walk from campus. Probably still easier to transfer to the 1 at Columbus circle though.



As a female who went to Columbia, I can say that you would not take any subway other than the 1 and you take it directly to 116th, as opposed to 125th, especially at night. Also, the b/d is not exactly a 10 minute walk. It's not VERY far, but 10 minutes is pretty close to lightning speed walking.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby T20hopeful89 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:47 pm

az21833 wrote:sorry, i was thinking BC. i would not take the D to 125th and walk personally, it will take some time and isnt very scenic. unless youre trying to go to a yankees game



agreed. the only times I have every taken the walk to 125th is to get to yankee games.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby banjo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:48 pm

pedestrian wrote:Take the 1 to 116 and you're there.


TITRC to all questions re: getting to Columbia.

Any NCE sightings today?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby WaitingandHopeful » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:52 pm

I'm currently at columbia. Of course you take the 1 if it is an option. I was responding to the statement that you can't take the b or d there. For someone staying in a hotel away from campus, an alternative might make sense. For daily use, the 1 is the only way to go.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby GeneralMuffin » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:56 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:As a female who went to Columbia, I can say that you would not take any subway other than the 1 and you take it directly to 116th, as opposed to 125th, especially at night. Also, the b/d is not exactly a 10 minute walk. It's not VERY far, but 10 minutes is pretty close to lightning speed walking.


+1 from another female Columbia grad.

Also - I'd like to reiterate the 1, NOT the 2 or 3. And take buses. I <3 crosstown buses.




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