Talk:Columbia College, Columbia University

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Do we need all this departmental information? mat334 | talk 09:59, May 20, 2005 (UTC)

  • Should I take that as a no? OK, I'll delete it then. mat334 | talk 15:43, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

I culled the alummni from this site: http://www.drownout.com/columbia-alumni/

I think a long list of alumni is highly relevant for this page, though. For one thing, that other list includes people from other parts of the university, not the College. For another, this wiki entry is really short and seems written by some goofy current students. I wanted to add a little sense of history. Aroundthewayboy 15:52, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


I removed the statement "Columbia College therefore has the third lowest acceptance rate in the Ivy League after Yale and Harvard, in that order" from the end of the opening paragraph. It is factually correct but is basically about Yale (and, to a lesser extent, Harvard) rather than Columbia. It reads as if a Yale booster added it to promote his alma mater. Such information is perfectly appropriate in Yale's own entry but not those of other colleges.

Langston Hughes did not attend Columbia College. He attended the school of the mines, and then dropped out after one year.

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BetacommandBot 02:23, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Confusion of facts[edit]

Columbia College, as it was founded in 1754, was not what it is today. Columbia College then is equivalent of Columbia University today, and Columbia College of today is one of the core undergraduate schools in the university. There is great number of confused facts failing to distinguish Columbia College of 1754, aka Columbia University, from Columbia College of today, a sub-school of Columbia University. The history and alumni sections should be modified accordingly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zoroastrama100 (talkcontribs) 23:50, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Do you have reliable sources that support your contention? — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 03:26, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Much help needed[edit]

For such an illustrious school, and I do not mean that at all sarcastically, much of this article is very poorly written. I'm sorry if I sound overly critical: I try to refrain from such, but those sections which ARE well written tend to sound like a recruitment brochure, while other sections read more like a junior high project. There is some excellent factusl info here, material for a top-notch FA, but there is much work to be done. I believe wholeheartedly in crowd-sourced building of this encyclopedia. Far be it from me to discourage ANYone's contributions, but PLEASE, those of you with knowledge and writing skills who have dropped in to push your various agendas, take a few minutes to polish and tweak. Many hands make light work. I have neither time, resources, hardware, knowledge, nor Inclination to do a major rewrite, but I will try to fix a few problems, and if each of you fix a few problems, I think we will all find a .much better article as we check back over time. Thank you for your time and consideration. Rags (talk) 03:30, 20 September 2014 (UTC)