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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3.33 out of 5.0
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
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
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.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a three semesters program. Required courses are Prob & Stat Inference, Linear Regression, and Advanced Data Analysis. The electives are very flexible. You can choose the courses from both stat and other departments to count toward your degree. I chose some math department course, which are awesome. Some of my classmates chose computer science and B-school classes. The workload depends on individual class. The department has career officers, who help you revise resume and cover letters and arrange workshops. They are helpful.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2017

The education and opportunities for networking are excellent, however the tuition and fees are especially high.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbia University offers a unique program in applied statistics and research in the social sciences. As a New York City Police Officer, applied training in quantitative methods is both vital and necessary, especially in the age of big data. Aside from the costs of graduate school, there are no cons associated with my program.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

Reputable program with great access to alumni, faculty, leaders in the field (weekly seminars are a highlight/must to attend, and there are documentary screenings that are amazing as well). Career services is top-notch. Have also been generous with financial aid. Cons: expensive city to live in, and course is a little too short (less than a year, maybe 9-10 months).
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2917

Yes, it's Columbia. Comes with the name and you will PAY for that. Faculty are largely more interested in research than teaching or supporting their students properly. You'll be hard-pressed to find a class with fewer than 10 students. The bureaucracy is crazy and takes a lot of fight to get through, but it does help sharpen your self-advocacy skills. Networking opportunities are great with the peers you'll meet.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

Great education, but extremely expensive with few options for funding.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

This is an outstanding program with easy access to career resources and distinguished professor whom actually want to help you succeed in class and right after graduation. I am so thankful to be at the School of International and Public Affairs as I pursue a Master of International Affairs. The only downside? Absolutely zilch in scholarship for your first year. It has been financially tough and I am working part time to survive in NYC.
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