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Is Columbia a good choice for a low income student?
curethevoid17 7 replies33 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
edited August 15 in Columbia University
I might ED for Columbia and apply RD to the rest of the Ivy League schools but Columbia has always been my favorite because I’ve always enjoyed the big city life being born and raised in LA; at the same time this in particular worries me because of its location in New York City where the rent is ridiculously high more so than LA. My parents are of low income (<40,000)and we moved to a small town from LA because of how expensive the rent was getting. My question is what should I do if I do end up going to Columbia or any of the other Ivy Leagues and top schools in expensive cities in order to pay rent? Is working a job and studying effective? I’m going into pre law so I don’t know how long it takes to actually start earning money. I understand I might not even get into Columbia and this is all merely hypothetical. Sorry, but no one in my family has ever been to college here and don’t know how the whole rent and rooming process works in colleges.21 replies