For those of us thinking we'll end up there: please post here, let us know how sure you are about Columbia, where else might thwart you, and what you know about the school (why liked it, reservations you have, etc.). That would help me. I'm waiting on Yale because it's known to be so much less cutthroat, plus I'm not sure about the area around Columbia. But I think I'm going to P&S because I think they're probably a better school for specialty training, and I loved the students the day I was there. Anybody else have any input?