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Columbia College, Chicago
|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
75% of students gave Columbia College, Chicago 4 stars overall.
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.
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
Columbia College, Chicago
600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||12,168|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||12,741|
- Latino: 13%
- African American: 18%
- Caucasian: 61%
- Asian: 2%
- Unknown and Other: 5%
|Unknown and Other||5%|
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