Hi everyone, I got accepted to columbia as well! Very excited to meet all of you!
Any updates on the open house? How was it? How many people turned up? How was the interaction with faculty? Anything...
Anyhow, can anyone explain to me the major differences between the degree offered by GSD and the other schools such as Columbia, MIT, etc.?
How did everyone's housing assignments go?
After starting off my search with the intention of living off campus in Midtown, Chelsea or West Village, I am now strongly leaning towards to option offered by UAH. Takes a lot of stress out of the moving process given that it is furnished, inexpensive and with easy access to campus.
Now I am trying to figure out if I can exit the lease after first semester if I find something compelling off-campus.
How is everyone else doing for housing? I am moving down for a 4-wk development internship prior to the program start date if anyone wants to meet up for a beer before things kick off.
Chrisjr and any other Columbia class of 2014. I've been accepted to and planning on attending the MSRED program this year. Any advice on housing? Would student housing be the most economical and convenient? Any other tips and advice for the incoming class would be greatly appreciated as well.
Congratulations to all who have been accepted, we're almost done and personally I think it's a fantastic experience!
Student housing was very difficult to get, and very few were able to get it I think. In terms of it being economical - I think there are many options near campus and there is a HUGE range in terms of rents. I know of a few people who are renting at rates even cheaper than university housing.
Thanks hippy. Would you recommend living in Morningside heights or upper Westside? Any tips for the incoming class? What are your plans after graduation?
I posted this on a different thread but think it needs to be said here. I have been considering the programs listed here and am confused and some of the fervor going around here.
I don't know how someone (employers) can take say the Columbia MSRED as any type of heuristic of candidate quality or intelligence when people are being accepted with such low numbers. As an analog, one couldn't qualify for the worst law school in the US (yet people are getting msred Columbia degrees - hmm) given many of these gpa's/test scores and their respective statistical percentiles. Taking that as a guiding thesis I ran the following linkedin search via google:
There is nary one person from an elite/good undergrad (or indication that they crushed it) in the entire array and their employment results post-grad seem (I went out over 25 pages) less than stellar (especially if the MSRED is not paired with another degree like a JD or MBA).
I am not sure what the MSRED fist-bumping on this thread is about in the face of the objective (low admission standards) and the empirical proof (ie, TTT undergrads, and less than blue-chip post grad employment).
Maybe I am missing something (so please point it out to me) but this research depressed me about the MSRED and clearly shows that it is a very expensive 68k ticket. I wonder if I would be better served doing the Josh Kahr program (which is what they teach as their Finance classes I and II) and just bootstrapping my way into an internship and save the 68k~.