7 out of 10
At the school
"Refer to first comment at top"
"I was only asked one question: "What would you contribute to Columbia and how does that make you different from everyone else I will interview today?", but we talked a lot about my response."
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"I reviewed my application and did a few practice questions with my roommates. I also perused the P&S website again."
"The students seemed very energetic and happy. I never got the impression that the students wanted to be anywhere else. I liked the school's location in a relatively safe Dominican neighborhood and the solid couple housing available. "
"The neighborhood around Columbia (I heard is fairly safe now)--just a bit run down and gray. The housing situation is also far from perfect (the dorms are rather old and small with inconvenient kitchens, so you frequently eat out) unless you get couple housing first year. "
"About the influence Dean Frantz has on admissions (Don't get me wrong--I liked my interviewer). I would have requested to interview with Dean Frantz beforehand."
"If you want to live in a large city and want to live in an underserved community surrounded by energetic, happy peers--Columbia looks like a great place to go. Going to the interview will help you get a good impression of whether or not you'll be happy here for 4 years."