Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
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

1.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: Anyway it is Columbia University. Attending this program offer me the title of "Ivy degree award", which makes me proud of my self. Besides, the surrounding area is very cool. It locates at Manhattan and offers me a lot of job opportunities in finance, computer science, and social work. Cons: The tuition and fees are very high, there will be a lot of financial pressure if you attend Columbia. Besides, since its location, the living expense is much higher than that in other places. In addition, Chemical Engineering in Columbia is not a very competitive major. Our department does not have many industrial partnership to help her students find a job in chemical industry. Besides, there are only 13 faculties in our department and offers students with limited research opportunities.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall I am very satisfied with the nursing education I am receiving at Columbia.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

 Columbia Business School provides a world class education, network, and foundation. It is a breeding ground for some of the worlds most successful business professionals, such as Warren Buffett and Henry Kravis. The New York network is second to none and the diversity of the school is unmatched.  New York City is very expensive, so one must make sure to budget accordingly.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Columbia School of Social Work gives students both the theoretical and practical knowledge to be a modern-day social worker. The experience gained both in the classroom and field education gives students a grasp of what is required in the realm of social work and professional advocacy, allowing graduates to leave the program prepared for the workforce.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2012

I was a Hertog Fellow at Columbia University, an excellent program!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Visual Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

The MFA program at Columbia is phenomenal in terms of class selection. I'm so proud of my classmates and the intellectual diversity.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The Pros are the faculity, the community, and the quality of education. This program has Anne B, Kristin L, Andre S, Niki and Olga. I have been taught Linklater breath work years before I ever thought I had a chance of getting into grad school here. The same goes for Anne B. The cons are that it is very expensive, both the university and living expenses. But those are really the only cons.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Its great! You really feel like you are learning things that will help you in your career!
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The American Studies Masters of Liberal Arts Program, while academically well-rounded and rigorous, is not established within an academic department of the university. As a result of this, the program and its students are under-resourced and suffer from a lack of support from the university as well as from other organizations within the university intended to aid graduate students in their broader academic and career efforts.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

pros: -Highly competitive graduate program at one of the best University in the world, Columbia Univesrity, NY. - Great location and a good access to Wall Street - Excellent faculty and career service cons: - High tuition - high living expenses
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