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i just got back from columbia and i really liked it a lot. i wasn't expecting to even be considering it, and i just went to the days on campus to have a fun day in nyc, but the campus is beautiful and there are so many cool things to do in nyc. i really liked the housing and the facilities. the thing is, i can get all of columbia's on-campus benefits at my other top choice schools - what sets it apart is the city. however, i know i will probably live or at least work in the city for many years after college, and i really want to go to school where there is a unique college experience that i can't get for the rest of my life. the other unique thing about columbia that i can think of is the core, which i find to be a big detractor because i like choice. what would make me choose columbia over another institution, were it not for the city?