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 576 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

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

I have just been here for one year. Can't say too much about the research part. Overall the graduate course and academic environment is good.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2013

The professors at the whole department of mathematics at Columbia are very warm and nice towards graduate students. Most professors come to tea time hold on weekdays at 4:00pm, and discuss math and lives with students. The overall environment is family like and very friendly.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Excellent program, freedom to choose courses from a huge pool of departments, excellent professors
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014

I'm glad I've chosen Columbia. Top-class faculty offers interesting and unique courses every year. Teaching duties are not very high, so you have plenty of time to do research or explore NYC (this city really never sleeps!). The scholarship for PhD students is quite good and you can usually get a place in one of Columbia dorms or apartments, which are subsidized. Otherwise, the rent you have to pay might be quite high. Pros: exceptional faculty, good funding for PhD students, many inexpensive places to eat nearby, subway station on campus, Manhattan! Cons: high rent (unless you have a dorm), small campus
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Actually I think the database need to be expanded and completed. There is little information about the specific programs in my school. I even can not find the name of my school in the database. If you just want to find a university to get a degree, it is Ok; but, if you really want to find a place to develop yourself, it is absolutely not enough.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Funding is a serious issue. It you got it, then your life in CU will easier. GOOD LUCK!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia Business School is an institution at which students have amazing flexibility in their ability to customize their degree and transition to a new career. It has world-class faculty and access to the business capital of the world, New York City. CBS also has an incredible, supportive, vibrant student community.
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The intellectual diversity and interdisciplinary attitude at Columbia are key to the vibrancy of the university as a whole and to the energy of the individual graduate programs.
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Academic strength, location in New York City. Cons: Surrounding neighborhood, administrative bureaucracy.
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The best point of Columbia it's that it is in New York! Otherwise, the school is fine. It is not the best in the country, but well known. The professors are good, and provide a good education.
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