People at Columbia are obsessed with housing!
Housing makes a huge difference, I'll say that, and it's a relief to know that you have a fighting chance for a single all four years at Columbia if you are willing to make a few trade-offs. And for those of us not at John Jay ... thank goodness it's there. We can visit friends, party, and that includes Barnard, too!
Housing at Columbia is not all that bad. All the political BS aside, all the silly one upsmanship and womanship aside, all the prestige mongers forgotten ... housing is a good reason to choose Columbia.
Save your bashing -- trollers who look for opportunities to bash I acknowledge ... there are other reasons but just on a housing point Columbia rocks Barnard.