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

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2018

Columbia is an ivy league institution with great teaching staff. Located in the heart of Manhattan, it has tremendous diversity. The classes are challenging but with the right amount of perseverance the program is definitely manageable. Classes are held mostly during the evening to accommodate working adults.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019

Columbia's Executive MBA program is top ranked and one of the best in the world! Living, working, and studying in New York city is a great opportunity that only Columbia can offer at a higher level. I appreciate the once in a lifetime opportunity to enrich my mind and network, working intimately with and learning from highly talented peers on weekends. This is a unique advantage of the cluster system, which combined with the diverse backgrounds of the class, will produce enormous dividends at work and for my professional development.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

The process for doing school online can be challenging especially because you feel looped in with people going in person. They require direct connection to the internet because you're actually in the classroom but just at home. It does help me because I work as well during the day.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The Mailman School of Public Health has numerous faculty that are recognized nationally and internationally in an array of fields such as global health and human rights. The opportunity to work along side and learn from these faculty members is quite amazing. I truly believe that this program offers a great core program that really delves into numerous aspects of public health (the six studios) and provides a core foundation for everyone in the program. My department is Population and Family Health and the program is set up to provide tangible skills that students can apply outside of the classroom. I found myself challenged academically and it has definitely been a rewarding experience thus far. Mailman has established relationships with many organizations where students have the opportunity to do fieldwork domestically or globally. I highly recommend this program to those who are really interested in public health and looking to build upon skill sets that can cut across other fields outside of public health.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2017

While I have yet to attend Columbia University in the City of New York, I am already impressed with the administration's attention towards prospective and incoming students. As I went to a large public undergrad school, I’ve experienced an educational institution with a lot of bureaucracy and a lack of communication amongst student service departments. From the day I attended an Open House session for the school to now, a mere month away from my first day at Columbia, I’ve received nothing but detailed attention and instruction from the deans. I can’t wait to start my journey at Columbia!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

Columbia is a very competitive place, but the opportunities are there for those who are willing to work very hard for them.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

Quite simply, Columbia University's journalism program is the best in the world. Classes take place in the Pulitzer building, and anytime you need some inspiration, just take a ride on the elevator to the 8th floor to the office where they choose Pulitzer Prize winners every year. The alumni network penetrates every journalistic institution of renown, the campus is beautiful, and you get to live in the heart of New York City. There are few more transformative experiences than an education at Columbia University.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros are that it is one of the best social work programs in the country.The location definitely sets a person up to experience a lot in terms of culture, diversity, and social life. The only con is affordability it is very expensive to live in New York and tuition is very expensive as well. The school should be a little more able to help in paying for school. Maybe have the policy like Harvard or Yale where they help you pay if you cant.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism is invaluable to young journalists looking to hone their skills in all aspects of professional journalism. While the cost of the program is expensive, the skills you learn there are well worth the price tag.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

Columbia University is one of the top schools for any field! It is known around the world and it is in the beautiful NYC. Unfortunately, you do not get a lot of funds for graduate school unless you hit 80th percentile or had a 8.75 GPA. Hopefully I get a super amazing job which will help me pay for these loans.
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