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 583 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

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a great grad program. It has all the advantages of an international school, besides being en NYC offers you a broader networking opportunity. The cost of attending is really high and of course NYC is expensive too.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

This school provides everything you need in New York City, including lower than normal rental accommodations. Get it done and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs houses programs suitable for students interested in public service and development. The pros of the program are primarily it's urban powerhouse location and the overarching Columbia community that lends its fantastic network to SIPA students. NYC is great area for students interested in exploring career opportunities while still enrolled in school. In addition to this, SIPA’s student body and faculty both demonstrate a breadth of knowledge and diversity, fostering a space that is inclusive as it is intellectually stimulating. SIPA has amazingly well accomplished and world renowned faculty members such as Jeffrey Sachs and Rashid Khalidi to name a few. The cons of the program include the lack of financial aid provided, especially considering the costly price of higher education coupled with the cost of living in a highly expensive city. In addition to this, many students pursue careers in the public sector where salaries are on the lower end of the spectrum and thus, find it difficult to pay student loans.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2014

Amazing institution and alumni network. The workload was definitely manageable and my classmates were simply amazing. The medical center and the surrounding neighborhood leaves much to be desired.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Hard work, with little time for life outside of school. I do feel like the program is preparing me for success in the clinic.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

I am exceedingly pleased with the quality of this university on all levels. The Social Work program is the most comprehensive of any grad school.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Actuarial Science, and it is a great experience because I get to learn more about the ideology and theory used in actuarial science. It will prepare me for a career as an actuary, and the preparation that they have is phenomenal. Unfortunately, because this is a competitive graduate program, the tuition is fairly high and I have to take loans to pay for my education.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Morningside Heights isn't exactly the most happening area of New York; the work load is insane (but, I imagine that's the same with any law school); and the diversity could be much better, but over all, CLS is a great experience. The students are welcoming and supportive; the faculty is accessible; and the job opportunities available with a CLS degree are incomparable.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe attending Columbia University School of Social Work was a great decision for the progression of my future career in skill and network.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

Columbia's sociology department is top notch but could use more emphasis on practical methodological work.
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