I just had my Columbia interview this morning - it went well as I think all Columbia interviews do - and I gotta say the school is so top notch. The students are really amazing - I stayed with a host that was probably one of the coolest med students I have ever met or even heard of. He basically doesn't study except a few days before the exams - and he never goes to class - just my learning style All the students I met were completely laid back and seemed so happy. The guy living next door to us was basically a genius (and I use that word sparingly) - he had perfect MCATs (that's right, folks - as in 45T). Oh, and by the way, he also has an MBA from Hahvud. Geez -I was thinking the whole time - even if I got in - which seems more unlikely by the minute, do what the hell would I be doing here? I also liked Columbia's neighborhood - most people don't I guess but I did - I just don't see any negatives at all for P&S. As for living accomodatins, second years have it made. The apartments for them are nothing short of incredible. The view out my hosts' window was awesome. Bard Hall, however, where the first years pretty much have to stay, is not nearly so nice. But as they said, you gotta suck it up for a year... Also, and this I thought was really funny - I was talking to another interviewee and it came up that Im going to NYU tomorrow - and he was telling me about how one of his MD/PHD interviewers made the comment "we could swallow NYU med whole and not even burp". Anyway, I'm still in NYC staying at a friend's place who is undergrad at NYU - Just thought I'd check in with the SDN peeps...Goodnight all.