Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.85 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 583 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

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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism is the top school in the world for the work I want to delve into.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2017

I am now a graduate student of the computer science dual journalism program in Columbia University. They provide all kinds of course including writing and interviewing, also courses from CS department. We also get the chance to have an one on one chat with the professor about our curriculum. Being able to get into with all experienced journalist around the world in this program, also learning most advanced journalism techniques here, I felt really lucky!
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel that this program is academically challenging while teaching me practical skills that I can leverage when searching for a job. The price is steep, but network and the school name after graduation make it worth the cost.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The area is not great but you're near an express line which can whisk you downtown. The program is intense and they'll get you a job.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The Public Health School at Columbia is one of the top schools in the nation and the program here is very rigorous and prepares you well for a public health career. My only con is that this school is very expensive. New York city has a high cost of living so it makes budgeting very difficult.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

The School of International and Public Affairs has great faculty and quality programs targeted for students who have a range of interests. The student body is accomplished, intelligent and passionate. The location of the university is in the heart of NYC so there are plenty of opportunities for networking and general exploration.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The sustainability management program at Columbia University has truly enhanced my understanding of the complex, multidimensional problems that sustainability practitioners deal with on a daily basis. Professors are practitioners themselves and bring informative, helpful examples from their own experience to provide a more complete understanding of the subject matter being studied.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Although I know I am definitely paying for part of the school name, I would not trade my education at Columbia University for anything at all! Their Social Work program is very supportive and I am learning more than I would have ever imagined. But don't be fooled--there is no way anyone is able to do all of the readings that are assigned to us.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- living in New York City, the campus is at the hospital to get hands on experience, experienced faculty, small class sizes, work in the community, and we are on campus with others in the health field. Cons- Cost of tuition and cost of living, busy schedule, lots of paperwork, and that we do not get to take classes with students from different fields.
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