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2016, Your Fate is in These Crates

The admissions staff is shipping the acceptance letters out to the Class of 2016 high school seniors.  As per tradition, they are out on college walk marching boxes of letters into the shipping trucks.  Admissions will be posted online tonight at 5 pm.  Freak out, high schoolers! As always, it was one of the largest […]

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Rise and Whine for 8:40 am Lecture

Big schedule changes are in the pipes for Fall 2012, Columbia. Bottom line is that 8:40 am lectures and 8:00 am sections will exist. Today’s email from the Registrar is after the jump. Yesterday, Bwog met about the change with Barry Kane, Associate Vice President and University Registrar, and Margaret Edsall, Associate Vice President for Academic […]

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Bwoglines: Dream Beliebers Edition

Dreamy heartthrob Davy Jones of The Monkees died yesterday of a heart attack, leaving all of us just Daydream Believing (LA Times) Did you finally stop having nightmares about Patrick Bateman?  Sorry… (Huffington Post) Justin Bieber turned 18 today.  Those dreams you started having after “taking your little sister” to see Never Say Never are now […]

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Despite 9% Drop, 2016 Still “Most Competitive”

Today, compounding the stress of nervous high school seniors across the hemispheres, our Office of Undergraduate Admissions released preliminary numbers for the regular decision pool. The stats showed an overall drop in applications from last year, which they attributed both to a normalizing effect from Columbia’s switch to the Common App in 2010, and also to […]

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Class of 2015: Your Destiny is Sealed in Those Envelopes

It seems like just yesterday that 2015 ED got sent out. Hell, it seems like just yesterday our decisions got mailed out. But it isn’t! Today the Deciders of Fates at Admissions mailed 2015 Regular Decision responses. Nail biting ensues. The admissions people filed solemnly out of Hamilton, placing box after box (after box!) into […]

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Look Alive, The Prospies Have Arrived

Flocks of prospective students clutter campus in celebration of Presidents’ Day. It’s rumored that the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee expects “mega tours” this week. Makes you feel sentimental, don’t it?

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34,587 People Want To Go Here

Not everyone is deterred by our delinquency! According to Spec, Dean Jessica Marinaccio, Decider of Fates, reported that the admissions office received a whopping 34,587 regular-decision apps this year. Following a record number of early applicants, that makes an overall 32% increase from last year in total applications to Columbia. Marinaccio announced in March that […]

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Early Decision Stats: Lots of People Want to Go to Columbia

Halp! More numbers! Some fun facts about this year’s crop of CC/SEAS Early Decision applicants: Columbia received a total of 3,229 Early Decision applications this year (final after adjustments) 632 students, or 19.57% of the ED pool, were admitted 696 students, or 21.55% of the ED pool, were deferred to the Regular Decision pool ED […]

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The Finals Weekend Showdown: Finals vs. Papers

Another vintage post from our archives for you to contemplate while holed up in the library… With classes completed and a weekend now free to bemoan our misery, Bwoggers weigh in from Butler Cafe/salon: what’s worse, studying for finals or writing papers? Papers Remember: every essay is an open book test. With class notes, a few […]

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