Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
of students recommend
(3.84 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 576 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2008

Great university, excellent professionals, very integrated and valuable teaching, highly recommended
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2008

Columbia is the third largest business school behind Harvard and Wharton. It has a very large alumni network. The students are excellent because the school is very selective.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

Amazing experience. Very eclectic, diverse group of incredibly intelligent professionals who are always there to help you succeed.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2012

Columbia University's School of Social Work program was a great experience. I had excellent professors, enriching field experience, and felt completely prepared for a career following graduation.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2008

columbia es una de las universidades mas famosas y con los mejores profesores de new york   Columbia is one of the most famous universities and has the best professors in New York.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2018

Columbia's J-School often gets slack from practitioners in the field and students alike. A number of active journalists and editors believe in an empirical approach to journalism and deride the formal, theoretical or skills-based training offered at the school. The reasoning goes that journalism is a trade and therefore must be learned with a hands-on approach, the shoe-leather route. That isn't untrue. Certainly, hands-on training is necessary (going out and reporting, interviewing people, digging into archives, and getting the door slammed in your face). But a conversation about whether it's the only way or the best way or the first step one should take obscures the benefits of a great place like the J-school. An approach and a learning environment that unites theory with practice will give new journalists the best of both worlds. There are so many digital skills, too many technologies that help bridge the gap between reporting and the mass amount of information humans produce on a daily basis. Without the dedicated time to formally train, be it in a classroom or at home if you are a self-teacher, you won't be as competitive in the field. It's a simple truth. The J-school is a confluence of empiricism and theory. A place where you are pushed in the classroom and out of the classroom. In my opinion, it's an excellent school for fledgling journalists.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

Columbia University not only has the name, being an Ivy League school, but backs this up with its quality of education. My graduate degree in Physics prepared me with the knowledge and work ethic to begin my career and advance quickly. Since graduation my career has been on an upward slope and I don't see an end in sight thanks to my education at Columbia.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2013

Good teachers, good curriculum, beautiful campus, excellent library
3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2009

Good University. Received a solid foundational public health education. Good student organization. Great events and speakers. Wish I received more classes in research methods.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2007

Speak with the professors you most admire for career advice. And do not get a liberal arts degree unless you're planning on going to grad school
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