Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.84 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 578 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

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4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

I joined the Executive MPA program and it completely changed my life. I was able to gain real life experience from high level teachers who work in different areas of government, private sector, and non-profit industry. This program has completely equipped me with the knowledge to be a great leader in my field.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

Great college! Offers world renowned programs and faculty. The location is great because you are in New York City and have access to this great city and all it has to offer. Many opportunities to do internships and work in the city as well. A lot of the faculty are industry professionals and have relations with various organizations around the city like the UN. Highly recommended!
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
Graduation Year: 2018

I've just started the Executive Strategic Communications Masters program at Columbia University in mid-August and it has already been exponentially beneficial in my career. The staff and professors are extremely knowledgeable, go above and beyond to help and make you feel like part of the community and the University is literally bursting with opportunities for students to become involved groups, organizations, events and more. The specific program I am in is fairly new but quite promising. I must admit it is tough but I absolutely love learning and wholeheartedly feel this is going to be one of the best challenges of my life because of what the University offers its students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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