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

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
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

The only downfall of my program is the cost. Since it is a private institution, it is very expensive and there is not enough financial aid.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Industrial Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Excellent network, good education, and Columbia offers a lot of student services. There is a tremendous workload, which is good because it gives you experience in many different areas but bad because it is obviously very stressful (especially when trying to blend this with a social life).
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is diverse in its curriculum and difficult. The program itself however lacks ethnic diversity that can benefit a social work program. Overall I am happy with my choice to attend CUSSW and feel supported by the staff and faculty. Tuition is rather high with minimal financial aid offered.
3.17 out of 5.0
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Great experience! The community is amazing, and New York is a great place to be in.
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