Besides the obvious benefits of living in Manhattan, and attending an ivy league school, Columbia is known for its top literature and social science programs.
A highly regarded school, many Columbia grads move directly to jobs in the big apple, including highly paying jobs with financial firms on Wall Street.
According to Smart Money magazine, a Columbia grad is in the six figure salary range by their mid 30s. They claim that that’s 12% more than a top-price public school graduate in a similar industry.
So, is a degree from Columbia worth the price? With a cool $43,000 in tuition (it’s a private school, no in state), that’s up to you.