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 571 respondents

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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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2014

I absolutely love this program. It's always been a dream of mine to be a part of this legacy that is the Columbia J-School. It's competitive to get in, but it's worth the fight to be part of such a great family - because that's what this school is. It's a network of journalists that are passionate about what they do.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is intellectually challenging and allows for much professional growth. It pushes you out of your comfort zone, but allows one to analyze issues in different ways. It is very challenging, but well worth the payoff.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

NYC is a place where you have to take the train and that can be tiring at times. Columbia is a very expensive school but worth the education and staff are amazing and helpful.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2013

Master of Science in Fundraising Management is a wonderful program! The requirements for the program are selected carefully and precisely. I am fully satisfied with every course that I took.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

New York City provides one of the greatest and most diverse environments for learning about nursing and healthcare. The medical campus is located in Washington Heights and sometimes lacks a true campus feeling, but nursing students still have access to the main campus and there are plans for a new medical campus within the next few years. Columbia faculty have extensive experience and they are committed to training exceptional nurses. Some of the programs are accelerated, which can be great for people ready to immerse themselves in their studies, but it requires a sincere commitment. The clinical placements are diverse, challenging, and rewarding. Student organizations and activities within the nursing school are lacking, as are opportunities to study abroad. But being a member of the greater Columbia community, both on the medical campus and the main campus, provides opportunities to learn from and connect with brilliant minds and world-renowned professors.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Love Columbia University and the Public Health program. For my area of reproductive health, the faculty is unmatched and it's such an honor to be able to work with them. The only major con is the cost of living in NYC, but the organizations centered here in NYC and the opportunities that come with the city more than make up for it.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

Great network of students, staff and facility members. everyone here has the same goal in mind which is to produce a successful viable good product ( the student)and maintain the Prestige of the schools name. Being an Ivy League school most students have very little creativity and ingenuity. There is so much pressure from parents society or classes people cannot enjoy themselves and fully enjoy learning
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

Great network of students, staff and facility members. everyone here has the same goal in mind which is to produce a successful viable good product ( students) and maintain the Prestige of the schools name. Being an Ivy League school most students have very little creativity and ingenuity. There is so much pressure from parents, society and classes, people cannot enjoy themselves and fully enjoy learning
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

Lots of work but plenty of opportunities to succeed if you perform well. HUGE legal network of graduates in biglaw.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Very expensive program, but hopefully worth the cost.
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