7 out of 10
At the school
"See above. I've managed to block the rest of the interview."
"What does the ring in Lord of the Rings do? (I was reading the book at the time.)"
"See above. Although there are several possible answers, the correct answer according to my interviewer was, "You don't grow older." He followed that up with, "You must not have been able to think of that one because you're not concerned yet about getting old.""
"read interviewfeedback, read over my application"
"The friendliness of the Admissions Office Staff. The students. View from the towers is nice."
"It's a grey, grey place. Safety of Washington Heights area isn't too great either."
"Nothing really, I had lived in New York before so the subways weren't too frightening. I would suggest buying a subway map if that's how you're planning on getting around."
"My interviewer was pretty awful. One of those guys bent on making you feel like whatever you say is wrong. The students seemed pretty great, and the education is top notch, but it seemed like Columbia might be kind of a hard place to last for four years."