Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.84 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 29,372 (8,124 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 20% part-time, 80% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $46,956
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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2019

Highly competitive and excellent program. Cost of living in Morningside is very high.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program at Columbia University is currently training the future of public health, on a national and global level. This is a top notch program. Although it is one of the best public health programs in the country, the financial aspect is difficult.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2018

Good program but very expensive - including cost of living in NYC.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has really strong journalism that inspires me to keep progressing as a journalist. The program also gives me the chance to redefine myself as a journalist in terms of how I can tell truthful stories that are factual and engaging, stories that matter. The only cons of the program is that the tuition fees are too high. That's why I'm applying for the scholarship. Please help me. Many many thanks.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The people are the most incredible people I have ever met.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Columbia University's MPH program is one of the most advanced in the country. The only problem is the housing situation; it's expensive.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Columbia offers a very theoretical approach to CS which is great since it allows students to be able to learn skills that won't be outdated. However, they should allocate some time especially for more industry driven classes to work and learn with some of the tools we would use at work. Overall, the best courses to take are those in the 6000 range. They provide the best bang for your buck and are immensely interesting.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

The Bioethics MS program at Columbia University offers a comprehensive and in depth study in the area of Bioethics. The program provides introductory and advanced courses in areas scubas clinical and research ethics. It provides a strong foundation for students seeking employment in practical ethics. It is an essential program for anyone considering a career in Medicine, Nursing, Law, or the Humanities.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The program and courses are challenging and interesting when discussions are promoted. The student body is quite diverse with people from not only all over the US, but all over the world too. Washington Heights is quite dull and the campus is extremely small. If you want to enjoy the city, you should go downtown. The campus is off an express line that runs all night and right into Brooklyn -- all the way to JFK. Career services has a good website with a lot of regular postings. The program itself is extremely expensive. Sometimes I wish I did the accelerated program to save money.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

School is great for those who just got out of college. There are bunch of social or academic events and seminars throughout the semester. However, commuting students might be difficult to get the full benefit of those events since many of them are held in the evenings. It seems there are many newly contracted professors or instructors enrolled in Columbia doctorate program at our graduate program, and the quality of the class is much lower than what I expected. I expected the high quality of the class from enthusiastic professors, well-matched with the name of "Columbia", but it has been pretty much disappointing. Not worthy of that high tuition fee. Not many of available elective subjects because they only are held in the evening time, which is not convenient for commuting students. Since the social work building is alienated from the main campus of Columbia, it is also another cons in the social life. The printers at the library easily get jammed, and it happens too often. The support from IT team is normally quick, but it still doesn't help much.
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