Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.85 out of 5.0)
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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

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2.0 out of 5.0
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
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
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2009

Excellent school. Great resources and good location being in NYC.
3.4 out of 5.0
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
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2008

Great university, excellent professionals, very integrated and valuable teaching, highly recommended
5.0 out of 5.0
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
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

Amazing experience. Very eclectic, diverse group of incredibly intelligent professionals who are always there to help you succeed.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2012

Columbia University's School of Social Work program was a great experience. I had excellent professors, enriching field experience, and felt completely prepared for a career following graduation.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2008

columbia es una de las universidades mas famosas y con los mejores profesores de new york   Columbia is one of the most famous universities and has the best professors in New York.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2018

Columbia's J-School often gets slack from practitioners in the field and students alike. A number of active journalists and editors believe in an empirical approach to journalism and deride the formal, theoretical or skills-based training offered at the school. The reasoning goes that journalism is a trade and therefore must be learned with a hands-on approach, the shoe-leather route. That isn't untrue. Certainly, hands-on training is necessary (going out and reporting, interviewing people, digging into archives, and getting the door slammed in your face). But a conversation about whether it's the only way or the best way or the first step one should take obscures the benefits of a great place like the J-school. An approach and a learning environment that unites theory with practice will give new journalists the best of both worlds. There are so many digital skills, too many technologies that help bridge the gap between reporting and the mass amount of information humans produce on a daily basis. Without the dedicated time to formally train, be it in a classroom or at home if you are a self-teacher, you won't be as competitive in the field. It's a simple truth. The J-school is a confluence of empiricism and theory. A place where you are pushed in the classroom and out of the classroom. In my opinion, it's an excellent school for fledgling journalists.
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