foreals99 2 / 3 Dec 24, 2010 #1Question: Please tell us what you find most appealing about Columbia and why?My appeal to Columbia stems from all of the dimensions of the university. The broad range of programs offered at Columbia drew me to the university because they give me the power to keep my options open. Columbia offers programs for both neuroscience and finance, and it is imperative to me to apply to a university which could offer excellent programs for the both the areas of study in which I plan to get a degree. Furthermore, I have an appeal to Columbia because of its location. Not only is New York a great place to live, but it is also a place which provides me the best opportunity to expand my network. I am drawn to Columbia because of its commitment to diversity; many universities try to highlight their diverse campuses, but Columbia has statistics to prove their commitment. I want to go to university in which I can be accepted for who I am, and not have to conform to anybody else's standards. The most important aspect of my appeal to Columbia comes from the university's support services for its students. Programs such as the Fellowship office, which guides the students towards earning grants and scholarships, and Higher Education Opportunity Program shows the university's commitment to unlock the potential of its students. I want to have a guarantee from the university I attend that they will put their maximum effort to get me to succeed in all my academic and career-oriented endeavors, and these programs highlight that guarantee for me.Please let me know any feedback!Thanks!