Columbia University in the City of New York Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.92 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 21 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

4.39 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.
3.18 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

SIPA is a great school but could really use some shaking up, administration seems a bit tired at times.
4.21 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

An intense and comprehensive program with students from diverse backgrounds. Program quality can be improved by making stronger connections between the economic, financial and managerial tenets and actual public polices. For instance, coursework should include an examination of how economics, data analysis and sociopolitical climate influenced the criteria for food stamp recipients.
4.18 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

PROS: -Probably the best international and public affairs in the world. -Quality and experience of professors. -Career Service and network. -Caliber of classmates and community. -Center of all types of policy. -Top quality of academic. -Middle of everything CONS: -Costs
3.93 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I feel that this program is academically challenging while teaching me practical skills that I can leverage when searching for a job. The price is steep, but network and the school name after graduation make it worth the cost.
4.36 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

For public administration New York is the most relevant city, and SIPA is absolutely in the forefront of creating how we shape public and social life. Cons: New York and campus is expensive. There is no way to afford school or living unless one accrues large amounts of loans.
4.21 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The experience at Columbia University has been amazing so far. The only criticism to it is the financial cost.
3.64 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate student experience has been exactly what I desired. I have taken interesting courses and have met classmates who are peers in the pursuit of a degree in Public Administration. The varying perspectives during class discussion have added to the classroom education.
4.39 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

This is a great grad program. It has all the advantages of an international school, besides being en NYC offers you a broader networking opportunity. The cost of attending is really high and of course NYC is expensive too.
4.57 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

This school provides everything you need in New York City, including lower than normal rental accommodations. Get it done and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
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