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

4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

PROS- great integration across topics in the core curriculum - famous, important professors who are doing the main research in their respective fields - can't beat living in NYC and the opportunities that affords - name recognition of Columbia CONS- Core curriculum is extremely taxing, leaves no time for work (which a lot of people in a professional degree program might like) - not the greatest neighborhood
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

The program provide ample opportunity to increase your academic preparations for further doctoral or professional studies like medical or dental schools.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

It is certainly invaluable to have a graduate degree from Columbia University. The network that you build will serve your career very well. New York City isn't too shabby either. However, I am quite disappointed as to the quantity versus the quality of work. I feel overwhelmed with busy work whereas my impression of a masters degree was that of carefully and thoughtfully reflecting on a subject and taking the time to produce good work.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

living in New York is an experience, but it is more costly than other locations. The school is great at educating you, but doesn't do a great job in exposing you to all the jobs you can do with your degree.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

The new Core curriculum has a lot of kinks to work out before next year's incoming class. But it is Columbia. Most people who complain about the workload probably did not work hard in university because this workload is definitely manageable even with a social life. I have done every reading and never skipped classes and I am doing better than most of the individuals who complain. They would not have so much work to do if they kept up with the work and went to classes. Columbia relies too heavily on internet/online class services. I do not enjoy relying on technology as much as Columbia tends to do.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Anyway, it is an ivy league school and I can earn a ivy degree here. The campus is beautiful and libraries are good. Cons: The cost of attendence is so expensive and it is rising every year. Besides, the surroundings is not safe, high crime rate in Morningside heights.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2013

While this is an Ivy League school they have certain classes that are not up to mark. The tuition is considerably higher and the career advice team is good and makes up for these cons. International students are at a loss as they are not eligible for most scholarships and end up paying a lot more then regular students including international student fees etc. The diversity is good and you get to learn more from your peers.
1.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: A lot of networking opportunities, great professors who know what they're teaching and have a lot of knowledge and experience in the field Cons: Too many stuck up students, professors show favoritism to certain students, not enough financial aid available
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Great new Core program! It is more expensive in NY, but I knew that coming here.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

A unique combination of subjects, accessibility to courses from different disciplines and schools. Teachers are great. High workload, the program is isolating in that way. Not enough financial support.
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