Mar 5, 2009, 2:12 AM
Post #369 of 430
I know this is an old question but I just wanted to share for any people worried about this in the future that although there have been some robberies closer to morningside park, (when you get to Columbia you'll realize that's a different and literally darker side, i.e. less street lighting, of the neighborhood of Morningside Heights) the area around Columbia from 109th and Broadway to 121st and Broadway is like a college town. Columbia and Brooklyn College are the only schools in New York that I would go to without serious arm pulling because they both offer this aspect of the college experience (and Columbia even more so) albeit in a smaller square area than entire cities that are college towns. For the most part in the area that I just described and even on Amsterdam from 115th -120th, you do not have to worry about safety at all--in this area you have as much to worry about as you would any other college town. Unfortuneately I can tell you nothing about the scheduling of classes in the MFA program as I am a GS alumnae -- Hey GSers! -- who, like V1ctorya is going West or if there's any chance remaining that I got in, North, but not trying to stay at Columbia for two more years.
Good luck and congratulations to all of you Columbia MFA class of 2011ers.