Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(3.81 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 28 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

3.89 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The network of students, faculty and administrators is what makes this graduate program great!
3.32 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

There's no financial aid, other than that can't complain.
3.79 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

The coursework in SIPA's current programs can be very rigorous, but the professors, students and future job prospects make it all worthwhile. A degree from SIPA is a solid investment in your future career.
2.86 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2013

While this is an Ivy League school they have certain classes that are not up to mark. The tuition is considerably higher and the career advice team is good and makes up for these cons. International students are at a loss as they are not eligible for most scholarships and end up paying a lot more then regular students including international student fees etc. The diversity is good and you get to learn more from your peers.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

SIPA is extremely internationally-based and does not seem to offer as wide of a variety in domestic-based policy courses. Cohorts have a wealth of work experience from extremely diverse backgrounds. Professors are either extremely accessible and nice or terribly arrogant and should not be teaching. Overall, a good program for those interested in international public affairs.
3.94 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

university housing is great! the apartments are really close to campus and they are relatively in good condition.
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