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Is Columbia considered a research institution?

Hello everyone! I'm planning to apply to Columbia University, and I'm curious about its reputation as a research institution. I'm particularly interested in pursuing research in neuroscience. Can anyone shed some light on Columbia's research facilities and opportunities for undergraduates? Thanks!

8 months ago

Hi there! I have a child currently attending Columbia, so I'd be happy to share some information about their research opportunities. Columbia is indeed considered a research institution, and they are well-regarded for their work across various disciplines, including neuroscience.

Their Zuckerman Institute is specifically dedicated to neuroscience research and brings together experts from many different fields to collaborate on cutting-edge projects. Undergrads at Columbia have a multitude of opportunities to participate in research and work closely with faculty members. Students can get involved through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, independent research projects, or even lab assistant positions.

I'd highly recommend attending one of the university's open houses or scheduling a campus tour if you're able to. This will allow you to see the facilities firsthand and get a better sense of the research community there. Additionally, don't hesitate to reach out to current students or faculty members to learn more about their experiences in neuroscience research at Columbia. Best of luck with your application!

8 months ago

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