Columbia College, Chicago

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Chicago, IL

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Columbia College, Chicago

Columbia College, Chicago

Columbia College, Chicago Student Essentials

Columbia College, Chicago Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Large City Setting
Not applicable
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Open Admissions
$ 21,730
$ 21,730

About Columbia College, Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is a non-profit arts and media college, purposefully designed for creatives, by creatives. With nearly 10,000 students and more than 120 years of deep experience, Columbia has become an international leader in teaching students how to launch successful careers doing what they love.

Our student body consists of students who come from all 50 states and more than 40 foreign countries. The College admits students after a holistic review of their entire application—not just their test scores or class rank. We offer a four-year liberal arts education with Bachelor’s degrees in hundreds of programs of study in the arts, media, and communications.

Our educational philosophy is rooted in the essential wedding of theory with practice. Our students are immersed in a creative learning environment designed to give them ample opportunity to test and perfect their craft, while grounding them in a rigorous academic curriculum that provides the intellectual, analytical, and creative capacity to succeed in their chosen fields.

Columbia’s faculty members are masters in their fields (artists, designers, executives, writers, filmmakers, marketers, journalists, musicians, entrepreneurs, dancers) with national reputations. They are scholars and experienced instructors who provide our students with access to valuable expertise, insight, viewpoints, and industry-current aesthetics.

Columbia is an eclectic, urban environment located in Chicago's education and arts corridor, providing students with access to internship and career opportunities, and an array of entertainment—from museums, galleries, and theaters to restaurants, coffeehouses, parks, and sports stadiums. Convenient public transportation allows Columbia’s faculty and students to use the whole city as a social, cultural, educational, and professional resource, effectively turning the entire city into our campus.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave Columbia College, Chicago 4 stars overall.

1 review 3 reviews 0 reviews 0 reviews 0 reviews

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Columbia College provides an excellent atmosphere outside academia and within. The people are welcoming and everyone is friendly. Columbia has a lot of programs to become involved in and immerse you in the Chicago scene.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Overall Rating

When I attended, it was extremely diverse, talented in regardig the arts. Students could really explore their different talents. Students also had the ability to get involved in their major there first semester! I really enjoyed my four year career at Columbia. I considered Columbia my stumping ground

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Columbia College, Chicago Map & Location

Columbia College, Chicago

600 South Michigan

Chicago, IL 60605

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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10 walk


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10/10 rail


Seasonal average temperatures for Chicago, IL

Winter Dec 35 23 Jan 31 18 Feb 36 22 Spring Mar 47 31 Apr 59 42 May 70 52 Summer Jun 80 62 Jul 84 68 Aug 82 66 Fall Sep 75 58 Oct 63 46 Nov 49 35


Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 13%
  • African American: 18%
  • Caucasian: 61%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 96% Graduate 4% Full-Time 0% Part-Time 100% International 2% Domestic 98%

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