Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.84 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 29,372 (8,124 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 20% part-time, 80% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $46,956
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2014

CBS has a great community where fellow classmates are very collaborative and grade non-disclosure takes away the competitive edge so that classes are more about learning than grades. This is especially useful for those who don't have a background in finance/accounting but want to have the basis for their next careers. It also provides more time to socialize. Being in NY is also great to connect with companies in the area. Cons are that NY is expensive and there is a lot going on outside of school so balancing school with an outside life takes a bit more effort.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I think the Business Certificate program at Columbia University is great for anyone looking to either switch into a career that they are interested in, or if you want to learn about the world of business. Columbia University is a great school to attend, and it offers multiple benefits to joining the program, including student resources, cross-departmental classes, and great instructors.
2.83 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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).
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2017

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

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

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

The pros are the stimulating academic community. The cons are the affordability of the program.
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