Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: lots of hands on work, well known for name, good alumni network, lots of support (peers and faculty), great writing center Cons: professors who don't really know how to teach material albeit knowledgeable in the field, irrelevant field placements at times and incompetent field instructors during other times
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: It is a great program with lots of opportunity and a good network for finding jobs, research. Cons: It's only a year so hard to make as strong of connections with people and work is really fast-paced.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbia is in the city, which is a pro to me because you get to be out in the real world and see real people everyday. They have an excellent social work program that pushes their students to try their best. No specific cons, because I love the school.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

Columbia Journalism School is an amazing place for any writer who wants to truly become immersed in a piece. The only downside is the cost of the education, which in New York City, can be extremely challenging.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall great quality education and network. Cost is uncomfortable.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

PROS: -Probably the best international and public affairs in the world. -Quality and experience of professors. -Career Service and network. -Caliber of classmates and community. -Center of all types of policy. -Top quality of academic. -Middle of everything CONS: -Costs
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

There is a strong faculty that provide the students with the proper connections that they need to find employment upon graduation. The cost of attendance is not reasonable.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

The CJS Program is highly competitive and includes a very diverse student body recruited globally. The Investigative journalism module allows students to independently undertake a year-long investigation of their own. It is very challenging but also very rewarding.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism offers an academic environment that is unlike any other. The skill set and network that you develop are invaluable! The location, accessibility and student diversity is perfect. You are literally nestled in the heart of New York, so there is a story waiting to happen. This is truly the school and place for a journalist to grow and develop their passion to the next level. The only expense that you may have to work on and be a little creative with is the cost of living in New York, but it can be done. Research and pooling together a network of individuals willing to share space can help defray the cost of living.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is very tough. As a full time student there is a tremendous amount of work both in the classroom and out. The program wants to shape its students into the best multifaceted, multimedia journalists. We are taught how to write, report, investigate, edit, film, interview, produce, and do just about anything else involved with journalism. It is a demanding and time consuming program, but in the end truly worth it. To be able to cover stories live on scene in one of the busiest, most vibrant cities in the world is truly a magnificent learning opportunity. And the professors are best of the best! They truly get to know their students and are passionate about helping us find the right job in our fields of study. But being an Ivy League and with it's location in the middle of Manhattan, it is very costly. My dream has always been Columbia journalism and to have made this far, but have to worry about the impeding financial situation is stressful.
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