Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(3.81 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 28 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

3.57 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2008

The best part of the program is a good career and a credible degree
4.54 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

Columbia is an amazing and diverse institution. It's an expensive program especially given its location in NYC, but if you're able to work out scholarships, it's well worth it.
4.71 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

It is a very competitive program, and very challenging but rewarding at the same time.
3.61 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Large network of Alumni in high positions, Professors in the lead of academia, diverse student population, academically rigorous, rich speaker series Cons: Not all courses are practical, difficult to afford, internationally diverse but not very socioeconomically diverse or domestic diversity
4.43 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: good networking environment, experienced professors Cons: too many core courses
4.07 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Can choose concentration and specialization. Cons: None
4.11 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Hands-on experience through Labs and internships. Flexibility in structuring program and classes. Great professors. Cons: Pricey.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Very expensive program, but hopefully worth the cost.
3.86 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Entering the MIA program. Great reputation and networking opportunities
3.18 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The program itself is rewarding and challenging. However, the administration is difficult to deal with and the program and expenses are outrageously expensive.
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