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Essay Breakdown: Columbia University

  • How to Write the Columbia University Essays 2016-17

    Columbia University, located in New York City, is a highly appealing school for students who want both a big-city experience as well as the opportunity to attend a prestigious Ivy League school. Founded in 1754, Columbia remains one of the United States’ oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning. Columbia is known for its vibrant intellectual atmosphere and students who are passionate about a variety of social, political, and educational issues.

  • How to Write the Columbia University Application Essays 2015-2016

    Note: Check out the updated Columbia University Essay Breakdown for 2016-107 Located in New York City’s Upper West Side, Columbia University offers its students one of the country’s more unique learning experiences. Thanks to its famed Core Curriculum, Columbia undergraduates are encouraged (or forced) to engage with several areas of study outside of their major […]

  • How to Tackle the Columbia Supplement Essays for 2014-15

    Note: this blog post has been updated for the 2015-2016 application cycle. To view the most recent version, click here. Nestled on New York City’s Upper West Side, Columbia University Offers students one of the country’s more unique learning experiences. Thanks to the famed Core Curriculum, Columbia undergraduates are forced to engage with several areas of […]