Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.85 out of 5.0)
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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
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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2018

Currently enrolled as a student as part of Columbia University's School of Journalism graduate program. With a diverse student body, diverse professors, and a long history of excellence, the program is both shaping and affirming. I highly recommend looking into the value of this program and all that it has to offer a promising student looking for an education that provides depth and access to some of the top institutions and employers in the world.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

I greatly enjoyed the Human Rights MA program at Columbia. It was through a smaller department, known as the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. The degree is more theoretical than practitioner based, and encourages students to take a breadth of courses from across campus, including at the School of Public Health, the law school, and the International Relations school!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2018

This program is exactly what I predicted it would be and I am very happy that I was lucky enough to be a part of it. The classes are hard and you can get out as much as you put in. Unlike most classes, we learned real life material and learned to think like the veterans in the sports industry would during certain situations. This included learning about leadership and how to deal with crisis management. The program had excellent advisors who are willing to help you out as long as you have the correct mindset and are willing to put in the effort. The networking abilities are endless, there are at least three or four chances a month to learn from the top industry leaders. Overall, I believe I will be leaving this program with not only a degree from Columbia University but a chance to pursue the career I want.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Columbia University's Biomedical Engineering Masters program is the perfect blend of theoretical learning and hands on experience. As a student, it is crucial to position myself to land the right position post-graduation. The program at Columbia offers great career advising and insight into my industry.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

I have really been enjoying my experience at Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW). Overall, I feel I'm deriving great value from my education. I am gaining much greater awareness of concepts of power, oppression, and privilege, and exploring my own identity and responsibility to dismantle such systems of oppression. I am inspired by other students and professors in my program, and appreciate the energy and enthusiasm devoted to social justice. Drawbacks to this program are the high cost of tuition and limited availability of scholarship funds. I also wish the program were more diverse, and more representative of the communities social workers serve in New York City.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Columbia is a great place to study with fantastic professors who bring a wealth of knowledge and skill sets that are applicable to the workplace. The Executive Masters of Healthcare Administration attracts students who are leaders in their fields and diverse backgrounds. Both the full-time and part-time faculty members stretch students to reach their best potential. It is a great institution of study.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019

The four-semester academic program further enhances my training in computer science and journalism, enabling me to create and refine news gathering and digital media technologies that will redefine journalism as we know it. It is a very challenging program.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2019

Columbia University's mailman school of public health provides rigor, diversity, and optimal career opportunities. My field is epidemiology and global health which looks specifically into the trends and causes of various diseases. With this information, programs can be implemented to decrease the risk of the disease spreading to healthy individuals and begin addressing those who already have the disease to prevent further sickness.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

This program provides a great deal of flexibility in terms of course and concentration selection. A thesis is required in the final term, allowing students to focus on a specific topic in great detail. Because it is interdisciplinary, students have the opportunity to take courses from across Columbia's many departments, making use of those departments resources. The program was large, with students coming from a diverse set of places and professional or disciplinary backgrounds. As Columbia is located in New York, opportunities for networking with the professional world were many, and easy to access.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2018

Columbia University is a place bursting with energy and creativity, a place where I come across new and engaging challenges every day. The people are friendly, intelligent, and fast-paced, and I have made solid friendships with even more solid people. Being one student in a university system full of brilliant people has felt at times daunting, and the hyper-organized bureaucratic order of things can be difficult to maneuver, but this environment is meant to be challenging, on all fronts. In the end, you will have learned more than you thought you could, met some of the best people you've met around you, and softly accumulated a web of memories of your time at Columbia.
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