I am starting Columbia's post-bacc in January, and I need to know that it will not be the worst experience in my life. I have been reading posts for the past hour that did nothing but talk about how horrible of a program it is - expensive, impersonal, cut-throat - but there have to be some people who have actually *enjoyed* their experience and believe it is a worthwhile program, right...? So far the complaints I've read were what I would expect to hear. I am concerned, however, that there is no unity at all among post-baccs at Columbia. I have been on the PMA website, which was very informative, but it gave only a vague idea of community among PBPM students. I would like to change that. I understand that there is going to be intensely competitive students in all post-bacc programs and I think a certain level of competiveness is healthy. I also believe that by doing something as simple as forming a study group we Columbians can work together to change our PB's reputation and increase our chances for success. I have no idea how I'll fare at Columbia, and, according to several SDNers, I have made an enormous mistake for even deciding to go there in the first place, but I am going to try and make the best of it (if this post sounds like a self-affirmation, its probably because it is one). If anyone has any advice on how to make my two years at Columbia be worthwhile (or even *fun*), or you wish to share a *positive* experience, please share it. And for anyone starting at Columbia in January - I will see you there. I'll be the sweaty guy not talking to anyone.