Teachers College at Columbia University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.83 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 120 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and ACEND
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 4,985
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 48% part-time, 52% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $38,624
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The location of Teachers College is phenomenal, especially for anyone still not familiar with New York City. Additionally, its reputation as a Columbia University affiliate does go a far way as well. It opens up many doors to work with Mt. Sinai, New York Psychiatric Institute, and other very prestigious institutions. Teachers College is a graduate level institution only; it offers a variety of programs with many courses offered either in the evening or online, which is preferable for people with careers or families. This also gives the institution a different dynamic in diversity, as some students will have just gotten their Bachelor's, while others will have gone back to school after a 10-year break. The price to pay for being able to put something like this on your resume, however, is very high, and Teachers College isn't exactly notorious for giving out too many scholarships. Additionally, living and traveling in New York becomes very costly on its own. However, with the hopes that having TC on your resume, you will eventually get a very high-paying job, it's a price many students are willing to pay.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The Clinical Psychology Master of Arts program at Teachers College, Columbia University has far exceeded my expectations in preparation for a career in psychology research. The professors in the Global Mental Health and Trauma concentration are well-established in the field, with a wealth of publications, and provide their students with valuable insight about all the ups and downs of global mental health research. I am learning exactly what I came to graduate to school to learn, and far beyond. I have no doubt that I am receiving the exact type of training necessary to get into a reputable Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

Teachers College leads a legacy of learning for leaders in adult learning and continuing education.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Teachers College has an amazing network of highly renowned educational professionals on staff, leading professional development workshops, and working with local schools. However, nearly all of these networks are unavailable to students. Many instructors seem more interested in pushing their own publications onto students. Academic material is repetitive and facile, lacking the focus and rigor of 50K graduate education. Students are paying for the brand name - that's all.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is prestigious and rigorous with quality programming with a great network of students. Like most quality graduate programs, more could be done to ensure that students are not so financially burdened.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2017

Columbia University, Teachers College, offers a competitive and quality education.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program is the opportunity to gain experience working with cutting edge technology in studio classes before testing it out as future art teachers. A con of the program is the workload for full time students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

TC is an excellent program with a tremendous amount of resources. The price tag may scare off some, but seeking out faculty in the department where you wish to study is a great way to gain access to the robust financial aid offerings they have. If you make it clear you will go and they want you, they will put a lot of money toward you. Also, like any graduate program it is pay-per-credit, so you can plan according to your aid award. The programs are mostly all designed for students who work full time jobs, meaning many classes are offered in the evenings. Make sure this is the case for all of your required classes, though. They also offer robust Summer programs for those already working as educators full time to take advantage of when schools are closed. This is an excellent school and excellent program, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about the education field.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

Everyone is incredible though it is pricey to attend
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2017

My graduate program is bolstered by competitive students and caring and inspirational teachers; I consider myself blessed to have been accepted as a member of this network that is thriving to improve global education.
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