Teachers College at Columbia University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
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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

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Best faculty in the field. Students are the best in the country. Cons: Really big school with really big classes. NYC is expensive.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The program faculty are very encouraging and helpful. All the faculty wish to see you succeed. Financial aid is very lacking and limited.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

As a leading institution of education, the decision to apply to Teachers College was a no-brainer. I am surrounded by some of the brightest students and faculty from across the world in the best city in the world. This scholarship opportunity will allow me to defray a portion of the cost of attendance and give me more flexibility to explore other educational opportunities offered by TC which is all about enhancing the educational system both here and abroad.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

My school provides me with an extensive and resourceful network. However, the tuition is a burden on many students.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

Teachers College has so much to offer. The courses are current and challenging, but the best part the is the peer-affect. It is an extremely diverse student body who challenges one another in ways that make you want to be at your best. Students represents all parts of the globe and bring new perspectives and ideas about all the issues which are trying to be resolved here in the states. Being in New York and at Columbia University, the cost is high which is an ongoing theme in higher education. Having New York City as your home, playground, and laboratory sometimes makes it feel the benefits outweighs the costs. Working with and learning from great faculty and other students making the educational experience worthwhile.
2.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The clinical psychology MA program is highly competitive and has diverse coursework. The NYC area is one of the best places to live and study if you are looking for an adventurous city to call home while in graduate school. However the cost of the program is highly prohibitive and the school provides minimal if no funding. The program itself is quite easy, despite diverse course offerings, and it would be difficult to not get a 4.0 or something very close.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a great program with a practical overview of the field. A student needs to take advantage of the opportunities outside of class, and pursue the specific perpectives further. Faculty are wonderful and always eager to help you outside and during class. Classes are hands on and practical to the field, small and the coursework is reasonable. Located right by the subway and easy to get to, with a slew of opportunites available from being located in NYC. Absolutely wonderful program aside from living and tuition being pricy. The money is well worth the networking and opportunites available to you.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Depending on your needs, there can be a lack of support from both the department and the school - especially considering what is asked of the students during the program. Overall, the courses are challenging, but not perhaps as challenging as would be expected from this institution. The program is also not designed to accommodate students that come in all ready meeting or exceeding certain program requirements - the program does not know how to meet students where they are (i.e. taking into account individual life experiences beyond traditional academia schedules). I also find, for myself, that the program is a good way to identify if a doctoral program is right for you. I never intended to go right into a doctoral program, but the nature of a Master's program (even one that leads to licensure) is still professionally limiting. This program also tends to focus heavily on certain populations, while glazing over others, and completely omitting some from incorporative class discussion. One can make the best of this program, if well prepared to do so, and hopefully some of the changes coming to the program, faculty, and support staff will make big changes soon.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

When I began Teachers College, I had already earned three degrees. This degree completion challenged me in many ways, I was a married with children when I began. I developed my perseverance skills and learned a lot about myself and my career goals in the process. Most important, I learned a skill that came in handy at work. Thanks!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the program at Columbia's Teachers College. It is valuable and necessary for teachers that have the interest in becoming school leaders. The classes are applicable and hands on to meet the diverse needs of the students represented. The group collaboration was powerful and led to a plethora of conversations that maximized the class period to implement changes in our U.S schools.
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