Teachers College at Columbia University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(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

3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

Teachers College is a wonderful graduate school with small classes, caring faculty, and a diverse student population. I feel challenged but also very welcomed here. However, cost is a large issue at TC. Tuition is incredibly expensive, and it's only exasperated by the surrounding NYC real estate. My cost of living in the NYC is more than double what it was at the public university I attended for my undergraduate degree.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I love this program, and this school. Everyone is very passionate and driven, and it's fun to have classes where professors expect a lot from you.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2017

The quality of education is outstanding, but the workload is very intensive.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the speech-language pathology program include its excellent professors who are knowledgeable, great role models, and helpful advisors along our career paths. The con includes the work, which may seem overbearing at times. However, after the end of every semester we feel that the work was worth it because the preparation and knowledge is reflected in our clinical work.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The masters program in clinical psychology at Teachers College can be an incredible program for students who choose to take advantage of the opportunities available. In my first semester alone, I feel that I have gained skills exponentially and have refined my research interests. Unfortunately, there are some students within my cohort who choose not to take advantage of available opportunities. While this does not weaken or devalue my personal education, it is disappointing. Overall, I love the program and can attest to it's great quality, assuming one is willing to take the lead on their education.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The program attracts many talented and experienced professionals. You will learn a lot from teachers and peers. Some professors are leaders in their field. Teachers College is building its prestige as not only the premier school of education, but also a school of international affairs with a focus on education. The school can make this information be known to more applicants in social policy, instead of letting them look at SIPA and realize that most of their courses will be taken at Teachers College.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Teachers College is a great school with great faculty and diverse students. The only con to the program is its limited scholarship and financial aide. Students in the graduate program are not given much aide despite financial need.
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Most of the professors are quite approachable and are willing to help. Tenured Faculty have a lot of research experience, but do not seem to have a very firm grasp of teaching realities at times. There's a institutional mindset that many of the faculty share, and you may feel uncomfortable if your views are divergent from theirs. The school is fairly parsimonious with financial aid.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel my graduate program is all consuming which is the con but it's also an integrity program that allows students to apply theory in the context of the classroom which is the con.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Teachers College, an affiliate of Columbia, offers a world class education in a city that is teeming with diversity and new experiences. For this reason, an education here is a worthwhile one. Lessons happen both inside and outside of the classroom and being able to have discussions with people from all walks of life is very eye opening. The network is unbeatable however, a large downside to the school are the loans and financial situation of many students. If this could be remedied then more students could enjoy attending without the worries of financial constraints.
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