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

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

Very good program. Very well structured and the professors are very knowledgeable about the subject matter. Good mix of students and well qualified.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2016

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism offers an incomparable journalism education, producing some of the best journalists in the world. They are constantly working to be on the cutting edge of technology, tracking upcoming trends in how the news will be disseminated by the media to the world. Some of the policies in place are suited a bit toward "old media" (newspapers, etc.) rather than current methods of transmitting news, and the broadcast area of tools/technology is limited at times. Regardless, Columbia Journalism School still remains the top graduate school for journalism, hands down.
2.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Non-Profit Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Great teachers, faculty and network but no financial aid for this type of program.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

Attending graduate school at Columbia University's Paris campus was the most challenging and impressive accomplishment of my life.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbia University's Accelrated BSN/MSN Entry to practice program demands a lot of time and dedication to complete due to the rigorous coursework. However, the network of a renowned institution and the opportunities the institution provides to its students to immerse into the profession of nursing are assets to each graduate that makes it worth it all in the end.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

A definite disadvantage to the Columbia School of Social Work is how astronomically expensive it is. They are the leader in the New York social work community and in social action in New York City. Their education and connections are superb. However, it requires getting in to 100k in debt in order to receive such a fantastic education.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Love my program. Would come again if starting over
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

Great classes, amazing faculty, wonderful network. Just don't expect to have a social life.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2016

The MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program at Columbia University is an intense one-year program. It combines a mix of science, policy, economics, and ethics courses. The program is fulfilling to those that are looking for a fast-paced program. However, if you are looking for a program that will help guide you in your career direction, this may not be the best fit for you. That is not to say that the career services and faculty are unwilling to assist you in which ever path you may decide. I find the career services and vast alumni network to be extremely helpful. I have really enjoyed this program thus far, and highly recommend it.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Great education and network. CBS is vastly undermarketed and underrated. Poor financial aid.
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