July 31, 2017

Columbia University


Here’s a free collection of resources about the Columbia University in the City of New York– Columbia University blogs, videos, groups, first-hand experiences and advice from people who attend(ed) Columbia, etc.

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Columbia University Blogs

Here’s a list of Columbia University blogs- blogs written by people who attend Columbia, or are about Columbia.

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Columbia University Website columbia.edu 2017
Columbia University News news.columbia.edu 2017
Columbia Athletics gocolumbialions.com 2017
Columbia Student News bwog.com 2017
Columbia University Facebook facebook.com/columbia 2017
Columbia University YouTube youtube.com/user/columbiauniversity 2017
Columbia University Twitter twitter.com/columbia 2017
Columbia edX Courses edx.org/school/columbiax 2017
Columbia Coursera Courses coursera.org/columbia 2017
College Confidential Forum talk.collegeconfidential.com/columbia-university 2017
U.S. News School Profile usnews.com/best-colleges/columbia-university 2017
Wikipedia Article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_University 2017

Columbia University Groups

Columbia University Groups On Facebook

  1. Columbia University Community Facebook Group (40,477 members)
  2. Columbia: Buy, Sell, Memes Group (32,222 members)
  3. Columbia University Off Campus Housing Group (4,738 members)
  4. Columbia University Class Of 2020 (1,986 members)
  5. Columbia Class Of 2021 (1,741 members)
  6. Columbia University Class Of 2019 (1,544 members)
  7. Columbia University School of the Arts Alumni (1,171 members)
  8. Columbia University Class Of 2018 (1,026 members)
  9. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Class of 2017 (961 members)
  10. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Class of 2016 (919 members)
  11. Columbia University Class Of 2019 Applicants (679 members)
  12. Columbia University OT Students, Alumni and Friends (677 members)
  13. Columbia University Students & Alumni- Thailand (385 members)
  14. Columbia University Class Of 2019 (373 members)
  15. Columbia University Class Of 2018 Feminists (303 members)
  16. Columbia University Class of 2016 Fu Foundation (SEAS) (273 members)
  17. Columbia University Alumni In Seattle (259 members)
  18. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Class of 2021 (255 members)
  19. Columbia University Class of 2016 International Students (217 members)
  20. Columbia University Marching Band Alumni Association (216 members)
  21. Columbia University Class of 1989 Undergraduates (215 members)
  22. ANCoRS Columbia University (192 members)
  23. Columbia University IRAAS Alumni (124 members)

Other Columbia University Groups And Forums

  1. Columbia University Events
  2. Heyman Center for the Humanities Events
  3. Meetup Groups Near Columbia University

Columbia University Survey

We’re surveying people who attend(ed) Columbia University. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your first name, Years you attended Columbia University)


**Click here to share your experience at Columbia University**


Columbia University: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about Columbia University?

  • My parents think I’m smart because I go there. (Hannah, 2016-2017)
  • The vibe. I loved the accessibility of New York City, the fast-paced intensity of Columbia, and the persistent social and cultural awareness that most of the Columbia community members had toward the world around them. I find Columbia students very open to engaging and interacting with the world of politics, business and other fields, while still being students. (Samantha, 2016-2017)

Columbia University: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about Columbia University?

  • The neighborhood it’s in. (Hannah, 2016-2017)
  • The fact that despite my efforts, nearly 80% of my time is spent in the same buildings: my dorm, Butler Library and the dining halls. (Samantha, 2016-2017)

Columbia University: Things To Do

What are fun things to do while at Columbia University? Hidden gems, etc.

  • Sitting on Low steps in the sun can be relaxing. (Hannah, 2016-2017)
  • Go biking in Central Park, go to live music bars on the East Side, play volleyball or soccer on Butler Lawns. (Samantha, 2016-2017)

Columbia University: Recommended Classes/Professors

Any classes or professors you recommend?

  • Liza Knapp for anything Russian Literature; she’s so passionate! (Samantha, 2016-2017)

Columbia University: Housing Advice

Any housing tips or recommendations?

  • Choose Carman or John Jay your first year, so you actually make friends in your housing group. (Samantha, 2016-2017)

Columbia University: Places To Eat

What are the best places to eat near Columbia University?

  • Community. (Hannah, 2016-2017)
  • Milano’s, hands-down. (Samantha, 2016-2017)

Columbia University: Crime & Safety

How’s crime/safety at Columbia University?

  • Haven’t felt threatened yet. (Hannah, 2016-2017)
  • I personally feel safe inside the campus boundaries, but not outside- especially when I’m walking alone at night. That being said, I made it through my freshman year without being attacked, or harassed in any way, but I don’t think I’m in the majority of Columbia girls. (Samantha, 2016-2017)

Columbia University: Cool Facts

Any other cool facts about Columbia University?

  • The history. (Hannah, 2016-2017)
  • The Federalist joke newspaper was founded by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and is still going strong. (Samantha, 2016-2017)

Columbia University: Advice For Freshmen

Advice for a new Freshman:

  • It’ll be ok. A C isn’t the end of the world. (Hannah, 2016-2017)
  • For all your required classes, sign up for the easiest versions and move up, not the other way around because you might miss the deadline, and get screwed by the curve. (Samantha, 2016-2017)

Columbia University: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had at Columbia University (interesting/funny/crazy/dangerous, etc.):

  • My first day I took the wrong subway from midtown, and had to walk alone through some sketchy areas of Harlem just to arrive late to class. (Hannah, 2016-2017)
  • Sneaking onto the rooftops (shh!). (Samantha, 2016-2017)