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 578 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

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

In a changing journalistic landscape, Columbia Journalism school has so far proven to be dedicated to actively changing along with it. Students are expected and provided the opportunity to master multiple mediums, and two new centers located at the school - the Tow Center for Digital Media and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation - provide students with a potential glimpse into the future. Overall, amazing speakers, a challenging classroom environment and a dedicated career services team make this experience worth the mental and financial investment.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism provides expert instruction with experiential learning.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program in Journalism at Columbia University is first rate. It just doesn't get any better.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

The curriculum is incredibly intelletual, which is a very positive quality. The pass/fail system fosters a learning environment that is both thrilling and conducive to expanding one's knowledge. The downfalls of the program thus far is the poor scheduling of courses, the assignment of beat neighborhoods for reporting, and reporting assignments that cause more anxiety than anything else. Reporting on a crime, courts, and neighborhood/community, is a burden for someone who aspires to pursue arts, culture, long-form narrative journalism
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 1015

The journalism school is fast-paced and practical, particularly if you don't have prior experience in the field.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

I am enrolled in the MS in journalism course at Columbia University. The University offers excellent opportunities to network and meet the pioneers in the field of Journalism. The faculty arranges guest lecturers every week for the class and the grading system is extremely comprehensive and transparent. However, the workload during the one-year program is heavy and extremely demanding. The course has been condensed to just 10-months and students are expected to excel at every facet in the journalism industry: broadcast, print, online, photography and radio.
2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate programme is taught by very high professionals of their field, who are either currently working or have extensive years of experience. All of the professors I have encountered have been amicable and always glad to help. The campus is beautiful and the lecture rooms are recently renovated. My only criticsm is the amount spent for course fees, which doesn't include textbooks, reserach material or any other essentials for our masters programme.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

The media industry is changing profoundly and rapidly, and I feel that Columbia's journalism school is keeping up. That is saying a lot. The only con is the high cost of living in Manhattan.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

Columbia is an network of elite journalists where students quickly learn how to operate as professionals in the media capital of the world. Columbia's staff is committed to the students and the school supports all of our endeavors, especially leading us to engage in leading technology.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

Columbia Journalism School is known for the excellence of its teaching. Columbia alumni can be found in the best media around the world. Working with eminent journalists, with the best equipment journalism students could hope for, and in New York, the global and cultural center of the modern world : there is, to me, be no better place or conditions to which study journalism. I am French and I wish to embark on a career as an international journalist, and Columbia Journalism School is, to my mind, the best possible starting point on this journey. However, the price of the program makes it very hard to attend. Adding every day life expenses and rent, I find myself in a difficult financial situation, in which each dollar count. I don't regret my choice, for the Columbia degree will change my career in journalism. But it is at a price.
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