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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3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2016

Alot of what you are paying for at Columbia is the name. Having said that the name opens alot of doors! I graduated with an undergrad degree from UC Berkeley and witnessed first hand that people take you much more seriously as soon as you tell them you have a degree from a 'top tier' university. While I hate the branding and commercialization of education, this is the reality we face now. Having a degree from an Ivy League automatically qualifies for respect that many people have to work much harder to earn.
2.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros are a great education and a great place to live. Cons include expensive school and little financial aid.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

My program is pretty new so a lot of the kinks are still being worked out. However, the faculty are smart talented and dedicated to teaching and fostering a nurturing and healthy learning environment.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: - Solid academic offering with tons of electives - Impressive alumni network in NY; solid network outside U.S. - Great brand recognition both inside and outside U.S. - Huge access to recruiters - Constructive, competitive class environment - Great menu of speakers coming to school Cons: - Expensive city - Old building (although impressive campus coming in 2016) - Big class size
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Great academic breath, diversity and renowned faculty. Very expensive program and living costs.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Great experience! The community is amazing, and New York is a great place to be in.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2019

This is quite a competitive program and I must work hard to complete it.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

There's no financial aid, other than that can't complain.
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2011

I had some terrific and caring professors and faculty advisors in many of my elected classes. However, for several of our required core courses I would have to give the professors chosen to teach them fairly low ratings. The School of Public Health has undergone a curriculum revamp since the time that I have graduated and I hope that this is no longer as large of an issue.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Ivy League, smart peers Cons: Non-diverse class
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