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
Source: NCES

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3.67 out of 5.0
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.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbia University is a great place to get your degree from. Although tuition and living accommodation are extremely expensive, the degree is worth every penny that you will spend. The faculty and network you will build at Columbia is second to none. I highly recommend Columbia to any student seeking graduate school.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Columbia University offers a integrative approach that caters to each individual student. They are supportive of your current and future goals. The rigor is at an acceptable level for graduate level coursework. I would highly recommend this program over other social work programs in NYC. It is the only program offering unique tracks like policy and program planning. This is the primary reason why I chose Columbia regardless of the steep cost of tuition.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

For public administration New York is the most relevant city, and SIPA is absolutely in the forefront of creating how we shape public and social life. Cons: New York and campus is expensive. There is no way to afford school or living unless one accrues large amounts of loans.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros of law school: gives me the skills that will help me both professionally and personally Cons of law school: first year competition is overwhelming.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2019

The dental program at Columbia University requires that students take medical school classes for the first three semesters. This is perfect for students who want to specialize. The program is rigorous, but the education at Columbia is top of the line. Unfortunately, living expenses in Columbia are extremely high and the surrounding area isn't the best. But, the benefits far outweigh the cons.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Being in New York City has obvious benefits for students of international affairs. The faculty and general quality of instruction is also fantastic, as is the diversity of the student body. Career support could be improved - the career services office is helpful, but not always in touch with students' goals and aspirations on the ground. Finally, it would be helpful if the administration made it easier to cross-register for classes at other Columbia schools, since they do use this as a selling point to prospective students.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Great place to call your academic home. The only stressful thing is having to balance the scholastic rigor with the expense of living in New York City.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent faculty and classes. Virtually no financial aid.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is rigorous and there is a great network of people to tap into. But sometimes I feel because we have so much work it can be difficult to have room to plan a career and focus on establishing that.
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