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 583 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: 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.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Pass/fail courses encourage an environment in which students support each other.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Very expensive program, but hopefully worth the cost.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are the following: 1. One of the best law schools in the world; 2. Great faculty, great network and potential job opportunities; 3. Located in New York city, which is very exciting to live at; The cons are the following: 1. Super expensive tuition and living cost; 2. Heavy workload.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Entering the MIA program. Great reputation and networking opportunities
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Competitive courses and an attentive faculty make the Columbia University a top notch educational facility
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW) attracts students and faculty who are devoted to social justice. That being said, some students/professors more readily embrace this dialogue and there is still more work that can be done to create a community of learners who embrace differences and diversity and are able to have constructive conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, etc. In my experience, the professors were passionate about their subject areas and really engaged students. I chose CUSSW because of its policy concentration and I am pleased with the opportunities that CUSSW has given me in social policy work. My main complaint would be that some of the curriculum could be more rigorous and more tailored to students' varying backgrounds (ie students who attend right after completing undergraduate education, career changers, students who have worked for years in a social service job). Juggling field placement (internship) and academic work can be challenging at times but the ways in which classroom and field experience enrich each other is invaluable.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel as though the professors were very helpful and ensured that the students fully grasped the topic.
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