College Senior 2013-10-24T13:33:13Z
Labs can be crowded and printers are almost reliably unreliable when you need them most. That said, IT services is surprisingly responsive, and the wireless network is generally quite speedy.
College Senior 2013-10-24T13:32:06Z
In over 90 percent of all cases, professors are brilliant and approachable folks who genuinely want to impart expertise to their students. In larger introductory classes, however — especially those with research-oriented lecturers — this eagerness to teach sometimes gives way to condescension and annoyance. As frustrating as it can be to learn intricate details of multivariable calculus or quantum chemistry, it becomes tenfold worse when an out-of-touch instructor repeatedly tells the class "C'mon, guys, this stuff is so easy!"
College Junior 2013-10-16T04:18:54Z
New York is my favorite city and I've been to many. Nearby Harlem is not the place to walk around swinging your open purse around, but just keep your wits about you. The city has so many cultural and enriching opportunities around every corner.
College Junior 2013-10-16T04:17:39Z
Its New York, just hop on the 1 train and you can find any scene that you'd want to be a part of. I'm a graduate student so I'm not sure what the nightlife is like for an undergrad that wants to stay close but I do know that going out the city can be an incredible experience.
College Junior 2013-10-16T04:16:25Z
I live off campus, so I would probably be the worst person to ask. Columbia is in NYC so apartments are pricey and small, as expected but in exchange you get to live in what is argued to be the greatest city in the world.
College Sophomore 2013-09-21T02:59:38Z
There are months (beginning of Fall and end of Spring) when the weather is sunny, warm, and absolutely gorgeous, but during winter it can feel at times like the sun hasn't come out in months, which can be a bit depressing. The snow is pretty minimal and the university is good at clearing the paths of the snow itself, but we have a huge problem with campus drainage. Any time it rains or there's any kind of snow-melt, all the paths turn into wetlands and you can't get to class without your feet getting soaked if you don't wear rainboots.
College Junior 2013-09-16T17:49:26Z
New York has endless choices for food at whatever price range you are looking for. Prices near Columbia are affordable and set for students. If you are willing to walk 10-15 and venture around the area, you can find exceptional food in any cuisine for any price.
College Junior 2013-09-12T13:10:50Z
It's New York. You can get anything - fine dining, inexpensive, make your own.
College Junior 2013-09-12T13:09:54Z
I do not utilize off-campus housing. I have an apartment in midtown Manhattan - it is not affiliated with the school.
College Junior 2013-09-12T13:08:28Z
Extremely diverse. There are students of all ages, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity and religion in my classes.
College Junior 2013-09-12T13:07:04Z
The weather has nothing to do with my campus experience
College Senior 2013-08-19T17:37:21Z
The secondary school program at Teachers College incredibly excellent. All of my professors have been middle and high school teachers for many years before going onto the college level. The majority of my professors have also written many textbooks, essays, and papers that pertain to my major and are the head of my field. Having had so much experience, most of my classes are based on hands-on learning. For example, we are required to develop our own lesson plans based on a single book provided by the professor or we experience the process of creating a character for a play by actively shadowing each other and observation. There are many opportunities to listen to guest speakers as well. The program is set up to have a guest speaker and a workshop every week of the semester. The topics have gone from using media for social justice in the classroom and the integration and application of LGBTQ literature in the classroom. There are also student-teaching opportunities all over the city. The program requires that each student works in both Middle and High school settings. The expectations and requirements of fulfilling the student-teaching assignments are very clear.A supplement class if required while student-teaching so that the student teachers may process and workshop what they have observed and learned in their classroom with other student teachers.
College Senior 2013-08-19T17:29:00Z
Living in New York City in general is not cheap. However, around the campus of Columbia, there are many cheap places to eat. Only a couple blocks down from the campus are a couple of Starbucks, for the caffeine boost, and a Chipotle. There are also a couple other restaurants nearby. However, if you're looking for good eats, going a little more downtown is the best. One of my favorite places is called Cafe 28. It is down along 28th street and Broadway, a little ways down from where the campus is, but there is a large variety of dishes with the addition of a cafe. The food there is reasonably priced and prepared daily.
College Senior 2013-08-19T17:24:32Z
The professors at the Teachers College branch are at the core of knowledge in the education field. They are incredibly well versed in their specific areas but also know who to refer students to if there is another expert who would be more helpful. The professors and teaching assistants are easily accessible through both email and in person. The curriculum is very specific to each major and there is a very clear outline of what is expected of each student. All requirements for graduation, certification, and class expectations are clearly spelled out. Although the workload is intensive, it is expected of such a rigorous and demanding school. The professors, assistants, and other staff are there to help the students every step of the way. What I like best about Teachers College is the fact that students are expected to collaborate, discuss, and explore the subjects as groups and then as individuals. We get as much in-field experience as possible and are provided with all the possible resources needed. Teachers Colleges makes me feel more than well prepared to go into the workforce once I graduate.
College Senior 2013-08-19T17:16:06Z
There no scenes of drug use at all on the Teachers College campus of Columbia University.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:15:21Z
Again, this applies to the Health Science Center (168th St). Washington Heights has a little variety, but to get to New York's more famous foods, you have to ride the 1 or A trains South for ~30 min.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:11:56Z
Being in the Health Science Center, we have easy access to professionals from a variety of backgrounds who either speak in class or allow us to observe them at their work.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:10:11Z
We go to school year-round, and have experienced the freeze of Winter snow and the humidity of Summer. Spring and Fall are nice, though.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:06:49Z
I commute in from a nearby town, which takes me ~1hr each way. Driving in Manhattan is frustrating at best, and parking is either impossible or expensive. The subway is a student's best bet.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:03:53Z
My campus is the medical center, @ 168th St. This campus is far more urban than the Morningside campus seen in so many films. All classrooms are within walking distance, and the Bard Hall gymnasium provides an often convenient means of exercise between classes. The downsides of campus are chiefly that we're somewhat far away from the more interesting spots of Manhattan, and the variety of food available in restaurants near campus is somewhat limited. There's also a lack of outdoor "green" space.
College Senior 2013-08-14T15:38:50Z
The University has many options and provides all kind of facilities for students.
College Senior 2013-08-14T15:35:34Z
New York City is our campus!!!! Anything and everything is available!
College Senior 2013-08-14T15:32:13Z
I'm in Columbia University and I'm very satisfied with my education. The workload is hard and continues but it prepares you in a way that the student will be ready to deal with the real world once complete the degree.
The instructors and staff are very helpful and involved with the students.
It is an amazing school!
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-11T19:37:48Z
We have public subways, taxis and buses that run 24/7.
College Sophomore 2013-08-03T03:42:10Z
I prefer to walk everywhere, but if the destination is over 30 blocks then the subway is always running and easy to use. If you don't want to wait for the mass transit, there are taxis everywhere that can be hailed or contacted via phone or computer.
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