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 584 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

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program at Columbia University is excellent. The support given by professors is ever present, and they challenge the students to do the best possible work. The facilities are unbeatable and the student body is inspiring. There are plenty of opportunities for networking as well as career advisement. The only negative side to the program is the lack of financial aid for masters students. Living in New York City is far from affordable, and paying tuition on top of everyday expenses is a challenge.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm in the Fundraising Management Program in the School of Continuing Education and it has been so helpful for my career development. The courses and professors are the top in their field and generally care for the development of their students. Great program, great courses.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

Great Faculty. But classes aren't necessarily as high quality as you would expect (depend on professor, obviously).
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbia Business School is an excellent program that provides its students with an abundance of resources. I have no cons for the program aside from the more expensive standard of living in New York which is irrelevant to the school itself.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I love my program overall, and the only drawback is that, I had to take on lots of part-time works to pay for school because Columbia grad school didn't offer me much scholarship.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Best social work program in the tri-state area! Although tuition is very high, the experiences and connections you acquire are worth the high price tag.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

The journalism program at Columbia is extremely rigorous, and it offers its students the chance to really hone their journalism skills. The fact that the program is only one year, puts of pressure to learn a lot of information in a short space of time, but it is still enjoyable. I think the main con of the university is cost of attendance and living in New York, that is something that has kept many African students from being able to attend the university. And, even though I am an African student who made it to New York, it has caused extreme financial burden for me and my family. Overall, I would not trade the experience because I know that once I graduate, I will be able to make a difference with my education, back home in Africa.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2018

Overall a great investment in education from a prestigious university.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2016

The Fundraising Management program is a great way to expand your professional knowledge and skill-set. The faculty are top-notch, and you acquire an excellent network upon graduation.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The networking opportunities are amazing. The quality of the students and their experiences help me learn from my peers, not just my professors. The workload definitely calls for good time-management skills, or you will feel overwhelmed. Overall, it is a fantastic program.
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