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

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

Pros: Ivy league university means something to me. The program actually teach me little new materials but I think the projects I have done means a lot. they have built a perfect connection between textbooks and real world. Cons: Too many students here. If you are looking for a TA, just found the crowded place. And he or she will be in the center.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

university housing is great! the apartments are really close to campus and they are relatively in good condition.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Life here is really competitive. The main library is always filled with students even after 12:00 at night. Every teacher and professor here is kind and warm-hearted and willing to offer help anytime. It is really a nice place.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

a little different from what we have wished to get from the programme, because of the field in US is quite different from China.Homework are so much and cannot be completed together with pre-reading of materials.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia University is great in many ways. Let me make a brief summary. First, you will meet a lot of students coming from many countries around the world. It would be an opportunity to discover or to better understand other cultures. Secondly, Columbia teachers are skilled and know how to make a course lively and interesting. You will not get bored! But be kind with yourself do not take too many subjects in the same semester; exams are known for being hard! Thirdly, the campus is amazing by its liveliness - lots of events such as movie projection in front of the Low Library - and its location - New York City -. A great university in the Big Apple, what else?
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, Columbia is a good university, but the school is too small, the surrounding areas are not so safe. Of course, I love my school, I expect it can be better and better.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Basically speaking, the teaching quality is very good here, except that some teachers have an accents that sounds not that standard and speak so fast that some of the students cannot catch up with them. I haven't tried the food here or the athletic equipment so I give 5 stars meaning I don't know. The teachers here are quite nice and help me a lot when I meet with any problems and the assignments can help better understand the courses.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros - really beautiful campus, lots of things to do when you find them, very friendly students who are also incredibly good at what they do. Cons - some admin services can be rude/annoying, housing services are not always kept clean.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Although the academic quality is quite competitive, the study pressure is really high. And the program is short of the care for student individually.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Advantage: 1. University Brand: This may get you almost every interview in this field. 2. This is a two-year program so you will have enough time to search a job. 3. There are not many students in this program so the opportunities are much more for each. 4. Medical center is a great place. Disadvantage: 1. For course, there are just two electives. And wo cannot select many courses in other schools. 2. In New York, everything is finance. So it is a little frustrating for us.
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