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

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Great location, diverse students, lots of work.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: Broad course offerings within the analytic and continental philosophical traditions, and relatively friendly non-competitive atmosphere. Cons: Not enough career support.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

The most rewarding aspect of my program so far has been my interactions with my professors. Every professor has been engaged and accessible to the graduate students and more than eager to spend time discussing various public health problems as well as personal inquiries regarding the program and field of study. Not only have my professors been amazing, but my fellow classmates have been supportive as well. My professors and fellow students, combined with the countless opportunities afforded to the students for research and professional development all make the Columbia program such a wonderful one. An aspect of the program, of which Columbia is improving on, is the new Core. My class was the first class after Columbia rolled out their new Core courses and, like all new programs, improvements can be made.
1.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

It is much too expensive and there is little financial aid available. However, the classes are engaging and interesting.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Expensive (although comparable to other graduate programs), but the resource access is unprecedented.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

I get a great education and get the opportunity to live in a great city. The cost of living is the only con.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2007

I loved the Social Work program, the only downfall being from California and having a grad program in New York was that I did not have a great network when I returned home. If I had stayed in New York, things would have been a lot more successful.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I am enrolled in Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences. A huge change from my undergraduate experience, the faculty here are available and open to students. They will talk with you and both encourage as well as network you into the field you want to work in. The amount of work is high, and the city is very expensive to live in, but in exchange for the inspiring and fulfilling knowledge combined with incredible and wonderful faculty and students - it's an experience I wouldn't ever trade.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The education at CU is at a very high level, however, there is a sense of privilege at the school.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

For journalists who do not have experience in the field, this is an accelerated one year program. For more senior reporters, the M.A. program is perhaps a better fit. The program provides a polish-up course for broadcast journalists and students have access to professionals in the field.
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