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

3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: faculty and reputation of university Cons: too expensive
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2016

Thrilled to have been accepted into this amazing graduate program at such a prestigious university, but wondering how I will manage to pay. It worries me.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros- Location in Manhattan, Ivy league name, great clinical sites, speed of obtaining a BSN Cons- Cost, Workload
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Columbia's social work program has provided me with an excellent education, a great network of relationships within the city of New York, and challenged me to be a better social worker.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism is considered to be one of the best, if not the best Graduate Journalism programs in the world. I studied Broadcast Journalism in undergrad, and I was interested in building up my print-style writing as well as taking a step back from the ever changing landscape of journalism and news. Since starting classes at Columbia, I feel I have been pushed, to do real beat reporting as well as stretch my print-style muscles. The campus is located in Morningside Heights, which is on the Upper West Side, a stone's throw from Harlem. My experience at Columbia has been great so far, I highly recommend it.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2017

Film program has 3 majors including directing/screenwriting and creative producing. In the 1st year, all the students learn the same courses to get a basic vision of film making, in the 2nd year, they emphasis on their own major to create short films.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

great teachers and cohort excellent networking opportunities
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

I am in an Executive Masters Program in Management and Technology which is designed for working professionals. The program has residencies where students can network and interact with each other. The residencies are strategically scheduled to accommodate students with very busy lives and demanding careers. I enjoy this part of the program. The mentors in my program are already CEO's and CFO's in their organization, and they offer great advice that is integral to becoming a successful leader. The only thing that I disliked was the fact that the school does not offer any scholarships for this particular program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program is excellent because it provides a unique mix of science and policy studies that most other programs do not offer. The professors are excellent and because it starts in summer it gives us a chance to get the entire university's undivided attention initially. The con is that the course is extremely expensive and so is the cost of living. Given Columbia's brand I think it will eventually pay off through a good job but one can never be certain!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

It's an excellent school and program, the area and train-station leaves much to be desired.
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