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

2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: A few amazing professors, experience in an a large international city, large network of alumni Cons: Very expensive
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

The Mailman School of Public Health has a great program for all aspiring public health professionals. The professors are dedicated and phenomenal and New York City is amazing.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

From my first semester at the Mailman School of Public Health, I have found that the school's academics and faculty are incredibly strong, and the Manhattan location, while expensive, provides for a valuable learning and working environment with many internship and volunteer opportunities in the surrounding area. While the school at times has technical or organizational difficulties, the administration is taking bold steps to integrate technology into learning, through computerized exams and online course materials, among other efforts. Overall, the program has been an excellent experience thus far.
1.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

There is an excellent network and career resources; however, I would find it helpful to learn more about different career options (rather than the standard MBA career paths such as banking and consulting).
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Excellent opportunities for cutting edge neuroscience research.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: reputation, prestigious faculty, New York City location Cons: Neighborhood (Washington Heights), expensive
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Can choose concentration and specialization. Cons: None
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2019

Pros: little homework and therefore a lot of time for the lab
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are the stimulating academic community. The cons are the affordability of the program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Education quality at Columbia Business School is excellent. Due to the school's location in New York City, the students get access to industry leaders, practitioners, and CEOs in several of our classes. Students are also offered to take Master Classes that offer an opportunity to apply theory learnt in classroom to practical, real-life business situations while working with leading firms and their CEOs. I took a luxury marketing and retail master class where students worked on business projects with CEOs of Louis Vuitton, Dior, Balenciaga, Maclaren, and Havas Luxe. Secondly, career support is extremely strong at Columbia as they leverage on their alumni resources across financial services, consulting, technology, marketing etc. I managed to switch careers from a consumer packaged goods company in Singapore to investment banking in New York with the help of career services and alumni. Lastly, there is a huge diversity in school as we learn from classmates from different nationalities and professional backgrounds. Cons: Living in New York city is expensive! Columbia currently does not offer student loans to international students without a U.S. co-signer. However, I know that financial aid office is working towards more aid for international students as well as options for an education loan.
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