S T U D E N T L I F E
As a Columbia student, opportunities are abundant to keep peolpe of all interests occupied. Numerous common interest groups exist on campus, including a range of club sports and cultural groups. There are opportunities to meet people in different areas of studies through organized social events such as Free Fridays, which are held every week by the Graduate Student Organization, or mixers between the Business, Law, Medical, Dental schools, and GSAS. Away from Columbia, there is something for everyone, whether you are interested in musicals on Broadway, running in Central Park, shopping, or filling up on international delicacies, to name a few. Living in New York City, you are guaranteed to always have something to occupy yourself with, both on campus and outside."
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Life in New York City and at Columbia University Medical Center
||The Coordinated Doctoral Programs are located at Columbia University Medical Center, which is approximately two-and-a-half miles North of the main (Morningside Heights) campus of Columbia University. The Medical Center overlooks the majestic Hudson River near the northern end of Manhattan in Washington Heights, with easy access to all the other riches of the city. About 1,000 graduate and professional students are currently engaged in various studies at the Medical Center campus. Most students choose to live near the Medical Center, and Columbia provides guaranteed housing for entering graduate students. Within the environment of the University and its affiliates there are infinite academic and recreational opportunities: from pursuing collaborative research efforts with faculty from the many other major research universities in New York City, and attending a public forum at the Morningside Campus, to swimming and playing squash (the Medical Center recently renovated and enlarged its pool and exercise facilities). However, to really live fully while you study, you should explore the rest of the city as well.
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