2 out of 10
At the school
"One or two questions about my file."
"The rest was just talk."
"No interesting questions."
"No difficult questions either."
"Read over my application, SDN, read about the school, and looked at some current events."
"The second year apartments - they are nice!!!"
"Our student tour guide, although he had an adequate knowledge of the school, didn't seem too thrilled at his assignment of showing us around. The neighborhood is quite awful. There wasn't much of an effort made in terms of selling us the school (I guess they don't need to)."
"Actually I didn't really discover much during my visit."
"I got there in the morning, maybe an hour earlier than I was supposed to, so I walked to the McDonalds to chill for a bit. I had the tour of the school first, then the interview. My interviewer was nice enough. He didn't really ask me any questions worth mentioning, just some stuff about my file. It was mostly a conversation. What can I say, Columbia is Columbia. Its probably a really excellent school, but you won't be able to tell that from your visit. I didn't really like the environment there, and I'm not sure why. Bad vibes I suppose. The students I met didn't seem like particularly interesting people - but then again I might have just gotten a bad sample. "