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 571 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 29,372 (8,124 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 20% part-time, 80% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $46,956
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

The program is competitive and helps you to improve yourself. You can know more people and become more social. You can build your strong network and improve your career plan.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Great program, students have very diverse background and are very talented.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia University is located in the (probably) most amazing city in the world. Besides, the education provided is one of the best in the world and I feel that the subject that I study are preparing me in the most efficient way to find a job.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia University is a top rated university, especially in Financial Engineering programs. The good location gives the university a unique specialty compared with other schools. However, I think student social activities should be enhanced. Although there are many alumni working at Wall Street, current students can hardly meet with them, let alone have close connections with them. I hope things will be better in the future.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia doe well in most of the aspects except the campus housing service. Many students come from aboard and are randomly  abandoned ....they had to find an apartment by themselves.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Columbia is a great school. Outstanding in all areas of knowledge, student life and career services.
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