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Gawker has been publishing rankings of everything from Kanye West album tracks to New York private schools. In a similar spirit, here is everything at Columbia, ranked. There is no appeals process, but if we genuinely forgot about something, we’ll insert it into its respective ranking. Comment below if you’d like to see more rankings.

Places to eat around campus (Dining Dollars)

1. Cafe East

2. Uris Deli

3. Carleton Lounge

4. Cafe 212

5. JJ’s Place

6. Ferris Booth

7. John Jay

Places to eat around campus (Flex)

1. Brownie’s (tie)

1. Joe’s (tie)

2. Morton Williams

Places to eat around campus (real money)

1. Community

2. Dig Inn

3. Chipotle

4. Five Guys

5. Tom’s

6. Mel’s

7. Bernheim and Schwartz

8. The Heights

9. Kitchenette

10. Brad’s

11. Deluxe

Dorms (Columbia)

1. East Campus

2. Woodbridge (tie)

2. Hogan (tie)

3. Watt

4. Brownstones (548, ZBT, frats, SIC, etc.)

5. Broadway

6. John Jay (tie)

6. Carman (tie)

7. Ruggles

8. Furnald

9. Wallach

10. Schapiro

11. Claremont (tie)

11. River (tie)

12. Hartley

13. Wien

14. Harmony

15. Nussbaum

16. McBain

Club Sports

1. Ski (tie)

1. Rugby (tie)

2. Men’s lacrosse

3. Water polo

4. Cycling

5. Hockey

6. Ultimate frisbee

(There are a lot, so we’ll leave it at that.)

Social media apps

1. Yik Yak

2. Twitter

3. Snapchat

4. Instagram

5. Bored@Butler

6. Facebook

Music Festivals

1. Bacchanal

2. WBARBQ

3. Whatever NYU has

Phys ed electives

1. Self-paced running (tie)

1. Strength training, non-8:40 AM (tie)

1. Yoga (tie)

2. Ski

3. Hiking

4-6. Sailing/kayaking/canoeing

[…]

99. Strength training, 8:40 AM

100. Beginning lap swim

Frats

You don’t get this one.

Majors (Columbia College)

1. Computer Science (tie)

1. Physics (tie)

2. Biology

3. History

4. Philosophy

5. Chemistry

6. Classics

7. Math

8. Anthropology

9. Statistics

10. Economics

11. Political Science

12. English

(There are others, but we went with the most popular ones.)

CCs

1. Columbia College

2. Contemporary Civilization

3. The email CC

Core classes

1. Art Hum

2. Lit Hum, 2nd semester

3. CC, 2nd semester

4. Lit Hum, 1st semeter

5. Music Hum

6. CC, 1st semester

7. Frontiers of Science

8. University Writing

Bars (currently in operation)

1. Lion’s Head

2. Village Pourhouse

3. The Heights

4. Bernheim & Schwartz

5. 1020

6. Tara Hill (nee Cannon’s)

7. Mel’s

8. The Abbey

9. Domain

Libraries

1. NoCo

2. Lehman (SIPA)

3. Starr East Asian Library

4. Avery

5. Lehman (Barnard)

6. Butler

7. Uris

Investment banks

1. The one you wanted but didn’t get into

2. The one whose campus recruiting rep you gave your resume to

3. The one your dad works at

4. The one your frat alums work at

5. The one you follow in LinkedIn

6. The one you’ll eventually work at

Campus publications

1. HerCampus Barnard (tie)

1. Specsucks (tie)

2. Barnard Bulletin

3. Columbia College Today

4. Harvard Lampoon

5. The Columbia Daily Spectator: 60 Years of Front Pages

6. A collection of groupons

7. A blank InDesign page