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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 22,284 graduate students. Of the 131 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, Mathematics and Statistics, and Social Work. 20% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
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West 116 St and Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
22,284
Part-Time Grad Students
4,472
Research Assistants
936
Teaching Assistants
1,869
Racial Diversity
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    39.4%
  • White
    30.9%
  • Asian
    10.6%
  • Hispanic
    5.8%
  • Unknown
    5.4%
  • African American
    4.6%
  • Multiracial
    3.1%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$79,781
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,615
National
$949
Median Home Value
$915,300
National
$184,700
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After one semester I would only give three stars for my graduate experience at the School of Professional Studies, within Applied Analytics program. Initially my early decision application was not reviewed until August, when the expected wait for decisions was in March. The school has very few opportunities for grants and scholarships, and few resources for financial aid advice. As a commuter student who mostly takes online classes, having to pay over $500 in campus fees per semester that I am unable to take advantage of is unreasonable. I feel the education I'm being provided does not make up for the extremely high tuition and fees.
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Columbia is simply outstanding in every way. You can't beat the academics, the opportunities it provides, or the location!
Columbia is a wonderful, historical institution that fosters creative thinking and education. Here, I have access to some of the greatest minds of our time. My professors are all very accessible and have so much knowledge and experience to share. The only downside is the bureaucracy and how long it takes to get anything administratively done.