A Day in the Life of a Computer Science Student at Columbia University

2 years ago



The Typical Student team continues telling you student stories. This time around, William, a second-year Computer Science student at Columbia University, tells about his academic experience. Learn about a day in William's life as he told to Crimson Education. 


William's Daily Routine




William usually wakes up around 11:00 or noon and goes to his first classes. So on Mondays and Wednesdays, all of his classes are in the afternoon, that is why he is at classes until about 6 p.m. However, on Tuesdays and Thursdays William’s classes are in the morning, so he is free at around 1 p.m.

After classes, William devotes some time to his activities and clubs. On Tuesdays, he usually goes to the Orchestra and Finance Club and on Mondays and Sundays, William usually attends all the other clubs he is in.

William says that Fridays and Saturdays are the days when he can go out, hang out with friends, and just relax and do whatever he wants.


How Many Classes Does William Take?



William says that he usually takes about 4-5 classes per semester. He adds that he has a lot of homework, but he still has some free time for chilling out and socializing.


What's William's Favorite Part of Being at Columbia?



William’s favorite part of being at Columbia is living in New York City. He says that he loves this city and whenever he has time or opportunity he goes downtown. William adds that there are so many places you can go to New York and there’s always something interesting going on. He adores New York City because he never gets bored there. 

See the full interview with William below:



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