CUNY City College Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.99 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 63 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 15,778 (13,201 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 85% part-time, 15% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,391 in-state; $18,981 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

As a graduate student at the City College of New York, I am completing my second semester here. So far, my overall experience has been positive. I was able to find a lab where I could work as a graduate student (as a part of the City University of New York Research Foundation). My research mentor, my research team, and the overall department members are very helpful. The degree program (Biology) allows me to complete my master's program in a 2 year period, by taking my electives of interest as well as complete a research thesis. I come from an engineering background, and I also spent time working at a company prior to attending the master's program. Making the decision to further my education was the best decision I have made so far, because I feel my true potential and passion for science has been discovered here. The research facilities are extensive, giving students the opportunity to choose the lab and mentor that best suits their interests. In addition, the advising I received from members of the Biology Department were very helpful. As a new graduate student and as a newcomer to New York, I remember being very naive, and confused about what steps I must take to enroll into the right courses, which lab to join, and what I can do to get the best out of the master's program. The department faculty have guided me, but also allowed me to discover myself as an aspiring scientist. There are many interesting courses that graduate students can pursue at CCNY, and the master's program allows you to choose electives of your choice, with requirements only in the number of credits that you must complete prior to graduation. With classes like neuroscience, genetics, molecular biology, and neuro-pharmacology, I was able to delve into these fields and broaden my knowledge. In addition, the biology program holds many seminars throughout the school year, for students to hear from different researchers from CCNY, as well as from other schools. This allows us to learn about various research techniques and topics, as well as allow us to network with researchers. With the combination of learning from the extensive coursework and performing research in a lab, I would say that the master's degree that I will obtain at the City College of New York will prepare me for further studies in the field of science.
3.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

College is important if you want a career that requires a degree. You can be educated and not go to college. I have a Masters degree because I wanted to continue my education but it is not for everyone.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent school for those who cannot attend the traditional brick and mortar classroom. Also, great professors who are very responsive to your questions and concerns. It was an enjoyable experience for me and, unlike most other institutions, CUNY SPS did not leave me in a lot of debt at the end.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am presently pursuing Computer Information Systems (MIS) Graduate program at CCNY, a field that provides great learning opportunities for professionals and I believed is tailored to my long lived aspirations and interests, as I continue to work and at the same time strived for academic excellence as a priority and very important aspect of my life. During my undergrad level, I was able to maintain an excellent academic record with a GPA of 3.7, received several awards and finally graduated with honors while simultaneously working to finance my education, a strong proven record of able to work and still perform well academically. Though, am dedicated to my professional career, I still continue to seek for higher education to enhance my ability, knowledge, and have a board leadership and management skills for future opportunities. I am highly committed to this goal as evident of my academic record and convinced that my strong desire to achieve success academically which hopefully should lead to a executive career path while I continue to advancing skills and knowledge at my current job, makes me a good candidate for this Scholarship Program.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

What strikes me first about City College is the diversity and inclusive atmosphere of the College in STEM fields at the graduate-level. In my case, the Mathematics courses display great diversity and what is more is that your fellow students are energized and driven to do well, but are not competitive. The professors encourage collaborating and impress upon you what it takes to do well in math, as well as, what it means to be a mathematician- they don't just pontificate, they give sobering, yet motivating advice that helps you achieve your goals. Moreover, the professors are top-notch mathematicians themselves, many of whom earned their doctorate degrees from very strong programs. They bring that same level of expectations with them to City College, expecting the same rigor from their students. It's a great program to get a formative foundation in rigorous proof-based mathematics with breadth, whether it be to enter the workforce or as preparation for further studies at the doctoral level.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The CUNY School of Professional Studies Business Management and Leadership Master's degree program was a wonderful and edifying experience--I enjoyed every moment of my time there. After completing that program, I now feel better equipped to make better decisions at my current place of employment, the FDNY. For the last 20 years my career has required me to respond to the calls for help from the residents and visitors of NYC. My goal is to do more. I am currently attending Columbia University--Mailman School of Public Health and hope to graduate in the summer of 2018. In the end, CUNY-SPS is a great institution, and I would highly recommend any program there, especially if an individual works an unconventional work schedule. Attending classes in a virtually environment is a great option to obtain your degree.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

The master's program I am enrolled in has many opportunities to get experience and learn. However there are not that many subjects in biology. So if someone is interested in molecular, neurological, or environmental biology, it could be a good fit. Also the staff has helped me a lot with making me succeed in the program. They helped me get into my classes, with finances, and with joining a lab.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2018

A very good school , beautiful campus ( although the surrounding area is not that great) and great teachers . Overall I am happy with the College so far
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Location;you can reach a variety of research institutions in New York. The faculties are very accessible and helpful. Cons: Poor Facility; the program allows to use literary a small room. There is no enough nighttime class for a commuter school.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

It's a pretty good graduate program so far, it's only been my first year but I'm excited to learn more about what programming has to offer in the graduate level.
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