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Columbia University
  • Graduate School
  • NEW YORK, NY

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Columbia is a private graduate school in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 22,861 graduate students. Of the 132 graduate programs offered at Columbia University, 14 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Columbia University are Business Analytics, Statistics, and Social Work. 19% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
22,861
Part-Time Grad Students
4,455
Research Assistants
972
Teaching Assistants
1,847
Racial Diversity
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    41.2%
  • White
    30%
  • Asian
    10.5%
  • Unknown
    6%
  • Hispanic
    5.9%
  • African American
    4.4%
  • Multiracial
    1.6%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
Which word or phrase best describes the students at your graduate school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Driven
    56%
  • Down-to-earth
    10%
  • Friendly
    8%
  • Intellectual
    18%
  • Organized
    3%
  • Terrible
    5%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 33 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    64%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    9%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    21%
  • Good but just hindered my career path.
    3%
  • I was literally harassed and stalked.
    3%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
87%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 39 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 39 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 39 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree in total?
Based on 39 responses
  • $25,000 - $50,000
    10%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    21%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    31%
  • More than $100,000
    38%
Poll
How much do you make post-graduation?
Based on 39 responses
  • Less than $50,000
    3%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    5%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    3%
  • $100,000 - $125,000
    5%
  • $125,000 - $150,000
    3%
  • More than $150,000
    3%
  • Did not graduate yet
    79%
79%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 39 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$116,594
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$1,954
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$1,031,367
National
$244,900

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