Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.84 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 571 respondents

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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
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Program is pretty flexible and give student opportunity to cover his topic of interest with in the field. Faculty is very supportive and friendly.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The pro of the program is its flexibility. You can peak from many concentrations and courses. In the other hand, it is its biggest con because you donĀ“t have too much advising in order to choose what it is better for you.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I definitely have felt unsure of this program a few times, but overall the quality of classes is amazing, the other students are inspiring, and the career services are unbeatable. My uncertainty stemmed from feeling like a master's can be a waste of time.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

The networking and alumni support is very strong as well as the advising department/ The professors are admirable and mostly interesting. The workload is heavy but manageable.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

The expense and debt are the worst parts, but they do put you through the rigors and have the support services available for those who need it.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

I think the Columbia Journalism School offers a wide variety of skills and ensures that you are a journalist with many skills. The staff are extremely qualified, the best in the industry and they enjoy teaching journalism. Unfortunately the program is very expensive and the cost of living is extremely high in New York.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Coursework can be more integrative and applied to real world settings
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Columbia Business School provides students with a rigorous academic course load that perfectly blends academic theory with practical, real-world application. The alumni network is vast and includes some of the smartest people I have ever met. Investing in an education at Columbia Business School will come with a hefty price tag, but the doors and opportunities the brand name Columbia provides is well worth the investment.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Professors are great! The program is strenuous, but the professors want you to pass, so they are generous with their time. No cons!
1.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: in New York City, receiving a Columbia degree, interesting classes, great professors Cons: the administration and field placement office are extremely unhelpful; all claim to be supportive and work with students, but I have found myself fighting with them when it comes to things like internship placement and financial aid
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