Columbia University Visit Report by fogfog
Visit to Columbia University in April 2010 by fogfog(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2011)
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Admissions Interview: No - I HAVE TYPED THIS REPORT 3 TIMES AND IT KEEPS TIMING OUT___so here are the BRIEF answers. CC needs to fix their site--this has happened all day with the reports!!!
Information Session: Yes - Literally hundreds of unregistered students and parents arrived--overwhelming the admissions office. We (registered) ended up in the overflow in the math building.
Campus Tour: Yes - A soph (newbie tour guide) shadowed by a Sr. They did an excellent job EXCEPT you only see the outside of buildings--no interiors. No dining halls, no dorms, no classes, no labs, no libraries.
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Campus Visit Notes for Columbia University
Arrived via train. Used the red line #1
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Pricey and excellent
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
The Lucerne for Breakfast--Eggs Benedict and excellent coffee.
Its NYC so we had Peking Duck for lunch and then Sushi for dinner!
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Used the train into Penn Station, then the subway everywhere.