Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(3.84 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 578 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 11 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 28,086 (8,102 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 20% part-time, 80% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $44,176
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017

The resources that Columbia university offers is great and the brand really counts.But most of the courses in the Sustainability Management do not go deep into anything and are usually very basic.Would not recommend it to any full time students if you are an international student.I did not see any worth in this degree.The opportunities after you graduate aren't many after you graduate.Each course costs a ridiculous amount and money and mostly isnt even worth it.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2020

Columbia University has allowed me to aspire to achieve more in academia. The faculty have been helpful in every sense of the word. From timely email responses to one-on-one sessions to ensure full comprehension of material is attained by the student, the faulty at Columbia University are incredible.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

This program is led by amazing, Pulitzer prize winning playwrights. Two of them had major plays on Broadway while I was a student, and the resume s of the others was mind blowing. This is a first rate program. Dare I say it, the best in the country at the moment. I grew so much as a writer, as a theatre maker, and as a critical thinker about performance. My time here changed my life.
2.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

While the professors are excellent, the courses are meant for students who do not have a background in social justice or human rights. Additionally, the founder of the program is past due for retirement and I question the institution allowing him to remain on campus.
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia University is a top university with a lot of brilliant minds and resources all in one city. However, there can be a lack of community.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2009

Excellent school. Great resources and good location being in NYC.
3.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2010

My school prepared me for a career in public health. It was not geared toward part-time students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2008

Great university, excellent professionals, very integrated and valuable teaching, highly recommended
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2008

Columbia is the third largest business school behind Harvard and Wharton. It has a very large alumni network. The students are excellent because the school is very selective.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

Amazing experience. Very eclectic, diverse group of incredibly intelligent professionals who are always there to help you succeed.
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