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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, Mathematics and 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
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Driven
    57%
  • Down-to-earth
    11%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Intellectual
    18%
  • Terrible
    4%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 22 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    77%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    5%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    14%
  • Good but just hindered my career path.
    5%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
93%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 28 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 28 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 28 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 28 responses
  • $100K+
    43%
  • $75K-$100K
    29%
  • $50K-$75K
    21%
  • $25K-$50K
    7%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 28 responses
  • $150K+
    4%
  • $125K-$150K
    4%
  • $75K-$100K
    4%
  • $50-$75K
    4%
  • <$50K
    4%
  • Did not graduate yet
    82%
79%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 28 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
$73,770
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,870
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$976,610
National
$217,500

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