Columbia College, Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts
General Music
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other Fine Arts and Art Studies
Other Music
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Product and Industrial Design
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Fashion/Apparel Design
Marketing/Marketing Management
Personnel and Retail Management and Organizational Behavior

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Dance Therapy/Therapist
Movement Therapy and Movement Education

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Columbia College, Chicago 3 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

Teachers are very career oriented, making sure students are aware of what they will be able to do with their majors. Classes are fun and interesting and teachers are able to give you attention due to small class sizes. Students have the ability to choose their schedules to fit their lifestyle and ultimately lead the life that they want to!

Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

Academics Rating

Depending on the program, most class rooms were average depending on the majors. Majors like Dance, Music, Video-Directoring, or Lecture Halls were more that average. The professsors were ok for the most part. I only cared for the ones pertaining to my major. Workload depended on the major or class.

Columbia College, Chicago Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.00
Retention Rate 63%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in May, July, and August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Los Angeles semester for film/video majors.

Class Sizes at Columbia College, Chicago

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 74%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 0%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 26%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 74%
50 - 100 Students 0%
20 - 49 Students 26%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 83
  • African American: 10
  • Asian: 3
  • Latino: 2
  • Unknown and Other: 2
Caucasian 83
African American 10
Asian 3
Latino 2
Unknown and Other 2

Faculty at Columbia College, Chicago

Total Faculty 1,871
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 10
Full-Time Professors 999
Male Faculty 984
Part-Time Professors 2,004
Women Faculty 887

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