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

4.67 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.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: quality of education, prestige, NYC. Cons: expensive.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the best nursing programs in the county - great faculty, amazing clinical rotations and lots of support. On top of everything this school invented the clinical DNP program and remains on the cutting edge of nursing. The only drawbacks are the high cost of living in New York, the less than trendy area immediately surrounding the school and the price tag.
3.0 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
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Specific tracks in the public health program allow for one to focus on exactly what aspects of public health they are interested in.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2017

It is an intensive program for the first two years and it is expensive. Financial aid is limited so it is tough.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2015

It's a great environment where everyone is smart and passionate about their field of study. The workload can get intense at times, but that 's all part of the learning process I suppose.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Columbia is a wonderful program that provides amazing job opportunities. I believe the biggest strength is the networking potential that comes with such a strong alumni network. It may be more expensive than other graduate program out there, but they do their best with scholarships, and I was offered more here than at other social work programs. I believe the degree does pay for itself because the support for finding jobs is really outstanding.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Columbia University offers a great Social Work program, they provide a numerous amount of resources and have experienced faculty to assist students whenever necessary.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Strongly clinical program (we're in the hospital from week two onwards!). NYC. Great preceptors. Cons: Expensive. NYC. Lecture learning (par for the course for nursing school, I gather). Weird mixed messages from faculty about whether to work as an RN before going on to NP studies.
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