So reading many of the posts on the Columbia forum makes me feel that Columbia students are kinda selfish and ungenerous. The most obvious example is the Barnard thread (http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/columbia-university/168550-barnard-45.html
). I mean these students go out of their way to simply insult and degrade Barnard students (and please don't start an argument about it on this thread). But I mean, don't many Columbia students take classes at Barnard? And don't some students research at Barnard? I feel like this is simply just reinforcing the stereotype that East Coast students are arrogant and selfish. This seems a great turn off to prospected students. I thought College Confidential was a place to help others, not bash others and make your school look like a college full of selfish and unfriendly people.
This thread also makes Columbia students seem rude (http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/columbia-university/950005-columbia-i-banking-3.html
). I mean rather than say: "that's not true" people add adjectives to emphasize others mistake and put them down (adjectives like: "completely" or "utterly"). Really people? The post makes Columbian seem greedy and arrogant.
(also shows the problem with somebody commenting on it):
Wow--the arrogance among some Ivy League students is incredibly annoying.
My question is: Are Columbian really this arrogant/selfish/rude? Do they always end up bashing others in arguments and try to find ways to make others feel totally subordinate?
Cause this is seems like a real turn off for prospective students and a horrible representation of the school (unless the school of course is like this).
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