Legacy: Undergrad vs Grad

<p>I have a doctorate from Teachers College, Colombia. Would this rate as a legacy for Colombia College?</p>

<p>Unfortunately no.
If your family members apply to undergraduate schools, only seas and cc graduates are considered as legacy. But your columbia background may have some privilege.</p>

<p>Columbia is selective. Colombia College takes all it can get.</p>

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<p>Hardly. The privilege would be the same if one's parent swept the floor in Columbia dorms, if that helps.</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure that's false. I don't think I would have gotten in as a transfer without the legacy benefit, and both my mother and grandfather (on different sides) attended Graduate schools at Columbia. The Mailman School of Public Health and the Engineering School, for what it's worth.</p>

<p>^Why don't you check the admissions website? It says clearly that only applicants whose parents were undergrads of CC or SEAS are legacy. I think you're not giving yourself enough credit there :)</p>

<p>And how are we to believe that OP actually attended TC if s/he can't even spell Columbia?</p>

<p>Yeah, last I heard typing the college's name correctly is a prerequisite for attendance, Epa. I notice that you did admit in an earlier post that you do enjoy being a jerk at times. Nice to see that you are consistent.</p>

<p>Tell your son/daughter to misspell Columbia's name on the application, and see where the"legacy" status takes him/her.</p>

<p>I really hope for Columbia's sake that they never had the misfortune or the poor judgement of allowing someone like Epa into their halls.</p>

<p>Epaminondas,</p>

<p>For someone who just recently misspelled "stationery" I really think you should be more understanding of other people who slip up, this is the internet after all.</p>

<p>As for the original poster, "legacy" only refers to CC and SEAS, but the website clearly states:</p>

<p>"being the daughter or son of a Columbia University graduate (from any Columbia school or college) may be a slight advantage in the admission process"</p>

<p>So while not technically a "legacy" it can only help.</p>

<p>Get your facts right! Columbia College is not associated with Colombia, but Cuba: YouTube</a> - Bill O'Reilly vs University of Columbia</p>