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What is the community and culture like at Columbia?

yaleivyleagueyaleivyleague 123 replies45 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
Can someone describe how the culture and community and life is like at Columbia university? And how would you describe the city of Columbia?
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  • SlowPopSlowPop 31 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    The city of Columbia is very quaint and cozy and typical of a small American college town. The sprawling campus extends many square miles through the bucolic New England countryside. One a prosperous mill town and railroad junction, now there are few businesses or industry besides those catering to the college-age population. Social life is organized around fraternities and sororities whose buildings resemble large columnaded Greek temples. Division 1 athletics -- especially football and basketball -- dominate the University's public perception and its teams are frequent NCAA champions. Students are well-known for their relaxed attitude towards academics, since the University lacks graduate programs in law, medicine, or business. The school was one of the first to eliminate course requirements in writing, literature, philosophy, music, art, and foreign language...
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  • yaleivyleagueyaleivyleague 123 replies45 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    @SlowPop I thought Columbia's Core had requirements in those courses you listed, and it does have a law school? And it is not in the countryside, nor is it small?
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  • DodosAreDeadDodosAreDead 103 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    @SlowPop stop omg. :)) I can't even rn. Made my morning anyways.
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