The key to Columbia’s success, and what draws students to it, is that “Columbia College doesn’t feel like an institution, it feels like a community.” This may be a mid-sized school, but it “has that small town feeling.” A major factor in that is in the educators, who “know their students by name” and who “really care about each student.” Professors here don’t just teach, they are “probably some of the most friendly and helpful people on campus.” Which is not to say students find the academic portion of their education lacking. Here, teachers teach “from experience and not just from a book. They have real life stories that make the classes so much better.”
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security