3 out of 10
At the school
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"What did you enjoy about studying philosophy?"
"What was it like following your mother's automobile accident? (Personal challenge that came up in conversation)"
"Nothing remarkably difficult."
"Spoke with current students, but not much else. I was fairly familiar with the area to begin with."
"My student tour leader was down to earth and changed my opinion of who I thought composed the class."
"The day was not amazingly well organized and did not highlight the finer aspects of the institution."
"If I wanted to learn about the strengths of the hospital associated with the medical school, I would need to collect all of that information myself."
"I had a preconceived notion (not remarkably positive) about who I thought attended Columbia University. Half of the students that I met confirmed my expectations, however, half of the students proved me quite mistaken. If there is any piece of advice I would pass along to students who are interested in this school it would be this: Yes, it is Columbia, and yes, there are many areas where that name will be helpful in your career. At the same time, I would try to enter into your interview day with as balanced and open a mind as possible. Do your homework, be yourself and I believe the day will be of sincere value to you. Best wishes."