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Date Posted: 21:00:13 06/02/17 Fri
Columbia had the third most selective Class of 2021 in the nation, 5.8%.
And it was the famed Mortimer Adler, an alumnus of Columbia College, who brought from Columbia to Chicago, the Great Books program, the precursor of the Columbia's Core Curriculum, which was founded in 1919 and has been the centerpiece of Columbia College's undergraduate education continuously ever since.
Moreover, it should be noted that every Columbia College student, regardless of his or her major or extra-curricular interests, is required to take this two-year, rigorous course of study that ranges from the great books of literature and history and philosophy to the great works of art and music. And speaking of football players (not to mention other athletes or dancers or debaters, etc.), there is no end-sweep wide enough to circumvent the Core.
Chicago was, and still is, the beneficiary of Columbia's forward thinking.
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