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 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

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.
4.58 out of 5.0
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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
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

There's no financial aid, other than that can't complain.
2.17 out of 5.0
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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
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Ivy League, smart peers Cons: Non-diverse class
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2013

The M.S. program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is a solid building block for budding journalists. Fundamental training with equipment and analytic skills help ensure a reporter's success. The strength of the program is the ticket into a relatively closed off world. Career opportunities are provided exclusively to Columbia J-School graduates and perhaps more a testament to the students than to the teachers, most graduates do end up in high-level positions in the industry. Subsequently, the network established as a student can help in future job pursuits. The J-School student body has historically had a strong presence of international students and people coming from diverse backgrounds. It does good to learn from one another. Throughout the course of the year, professors will invite rather successful members of the industry as guest speakers. This is a great opportunity to learn tricks of the trade, but also to exchange contact information should one choose. The program is great for beginners, but if you already have experience working as a journalist, consider the M.A. program, which is accelerated and focuses on specializing in a beat rather than as a general assignment reporter. Since classes are Pass/Fail, the student chooses how much or how little work to put into his/her own education. Even if you are not learning very much because you already know it, the program will still keep you busy. Researching, reporting and producing stories are time consuming depending on the medium - broadcast students work under further time limitations. The 10-month Master's program comes with a hefty price tag and so think carefully whether this is the right program for you. Best of Luck!
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

It's a unique program -- one of the only in the country! The professors are great and have had a lot of experience in the field. Classes are small and everyone is friendly.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

Intense workload, good experience, diverse community.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros include strong alumni network, access to industry professionals, relevant and useful coursework taught by industry professionals, and hands-on career management center.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: Variety of classes on variety of subjects that all focus on sustainability management. Many classes meet at night, so part time options are available. Cons: Program is new, so it is still developing its niche
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