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Can any Columbia current students or alum speak to the culture there? I know this has been asked often, but curious to hear other viewpoints since everyone has a different experience. Also, how might the new building impact the culture? FWIW I’m an admit deciding on schools

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current student: cutthroat culture and commuter school couldn’t possibly be more overblown. Everyone lives in Manhattan and there’s social things going on / going out with huge groups 7 nights a week (if you want). New buildings are very cool, location is meh, we’ll see how it goes.

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Pretty spread out through the UWS. Prob 75% from 60s - 110, other 25% in HK / Chelsea / WV, etc.

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I have a friend who’s there and the teachers wouldn’t let the students be excused even if they had COVID from class and there was a policy that if u missed 2 days of class then you fail the class.

Wish there’s a downvote option… 😮‍💨

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Student here currently - cutthroat and over-competitive culture but if you want to be in Finance and/or in IB specifically, this is the place to be.

Thanks for the insight. Do you mind elaborating a bit on what makes it cutthroat?

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