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

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015

My masters program in the Philosophical Foundations of Physics is a great program, but it is hard to get financial aid, and Columbia is such a busy and competitive place that it can be hard to have a good social life. However, the quality of the classes and research opportunities, the supportive and caring faculty, as well as the location in New York City make it worth.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Master students receive VERY LESS attention in the programs, and this is not a problem found in a particular program. The tuition is very high and the quality of education does not worth the money.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

Excellent facilities, fantastic location. Wide choice of classes. Good access to faculty. Downside: cost of loving (obviously)
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2018

We have many chances to communicate with professors and do researches on what we are interested. We also have all kinds of social activities on campus. That's so great!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2018

The chemistry program in Columbia University is very competitive. And it provides students good education and research training. Besides, there're many social activities in Columbia University.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2016

It's a good program in general. I'm expecting more career guide.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2018

It is a very challenging and diverse program in an equally diverse setting. The program is hard but you get a lot out of it.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent, accessible professors in my field, great classes. However, the quality of the teaching in the graduate classes can vary year by year (I was overall very fortunate in this aspect). New York is an expensive city to live in, but we get access to university housing, which is a huge help and makes living on a student stipend affordable.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

overall a nice and solid program for Biology. Researchwise, some of the labs in the department are doing solid work in certain fields that are getting increasingly difficult to be funded by NIH.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

Great area and most classes are helpful, but some labs may have limited funding
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