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 584 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

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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.
4.0 out of 5.0
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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.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia is a great place to do science! Not only do you have some of the best research groups in the world to choose from, but you also have a vibrant and top medical school 50 blocks north, and NYC to revel in during your free time.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

My grad program (history) has been very accommodating to my interests and research. The program is very collegial among students, not competitive, lots of activities, which you can participate in or totally forego....your choice:) Overall, the university has so many awesome events and people passing through, due to being located in NYC, which is a true benefit, making Columbia easily equal to Harvard or Stanford in terms of campus activities, seminars, conferences, etc. I have had an all around terrific experience at Columbia. The typical concerns of PhD programs (rigid, inflexible advising, etc.) seem non-issues here, at least in my experience.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Great place if you want to gain a solid core competencies in business!
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Amazing school community, fantastic career opportunities, the "expanded campus" of New York City, strong and diverse academic offerings.
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

New York City is a great place to be a grad student and can get into finance industry. That said, first year material tends to be remedial and it only picks up during second year.
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

No complaints. First choice for admission and couldn't be happier.
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

SIPA is extremely internationally-based and does not seem to offer as wide of a variety in domestic-based policy courses. Cohorts have a wealth of work experience from extremely diverse backgrounds. Professors are either extremely accessible and nice or terribly arrogant and should not be teaching. Overall, a good program for those interested in international public affairs.
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