Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.99 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 19 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: Law
Graduation Year: 2018

Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs is an amazing school. You have access to distinguished professors, top-notch professional networking, and a global student population. I couldn' t be happier with my choice to attend this school! The only drawback is that it is quite expensive and does not offer much financial assistant (fellowships for grad students are few) even when compared to other Ivy League public policy schools, so that's definitely something to consider when deciding on grad programs. Other than that, I love it!
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

PROS: - Great faculty - Diverse student population - Wide range of subjects CONS: - Poor career services support (except if you are Latin American) - Expensive
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

Very expensive, but is well worth it due to the near-guarantee of an amazing legal career.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros of law school: gives me the skills that will help me both professionally and personally Cons of law school: first year competition is overwhelming.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

It's quite a supportive environment, much more so than you might expect from a law school. The career support staff and the faculty are also incredibly welcoming and very dedicated to making your legal and academic career a success. It's quite a bit of a workload, though, so it's definitely a very challenging and difficult program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

It is amazing to finally get into the field of study that you want to pursue as a profession and begin to be equipped and prepared. Still, the program is a lot of work, though that is only to be expected, and the tuition and living expenses can be rather overwhelming.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

Very competitive program that prepares students well and provides excellent resources to get a Big Law job upon graduation
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Morningside Heights isn't exactly the most happening area of New York; the work load is insane (but, I imagine that's the same with any law school); and the diversity could be much better, but over all, CLS is a great experience. The students are welcoming and supportive; the faculty is accessible; and the job opportunities available with a CLS degree are incomparable.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: quality of education, prestige, NYC. Cons: expensive.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

Lots of work but plenty of opportunities to succeed if you perform well. HUGE legal network of graduates in biglaw.
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