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Columbia College, Chicago
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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.
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!
There is always something to do in Chicago, but if you're short of an idea on-student housing at Columbia always provides weekend activities and programs. Yoga and kickboxing are taught in the dorms and clubs and organizations are easy to become a part of.
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
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.
School atmopshere is great. Columbia sits in the heart of down town Chicago which give you easy access to places. There are about over an hundred different organizations. Campus security could be much better. There are minimum athletic activities at columbia
The most appealing aspect of attending Columbia for me was the location. Its right in the heart of downtown Chicago and when not in school there are always things to do nearby. I enjoyed living on campus my first year while trying to adjust to the city life, but after later on when I lived off campus I really began to enjoy my time at the school. Columbia is extremely accessible by train and bus, which makes it a great school to go to. Its the center of everything, and you never lack for things to do. Overall I enjoyed my time at CCC. I studied film, and I made a lot of great contacts, and worked on a lot of projects, and fell in love with Chicago because of my time there.
Even if you don't know what you want to do in film, Columbia has a great selection of classes so you can find what it is that you really love doing. I took classes in audio, producing, directing. On the down side, they offer a lot of genre classes that look entertaining, but are really no more than a professor giving a semester long movie review. Which can be good for critical studies majors, but really not worth the money. Overall I enjoyed most of my classes, but I would suggest getting your general education credits out of the way before going to Columbia. It is an expensive school, and it is an art school, so the quality of your math, science, etc. are really that fantastic.
Columbia is not an athletic school. I joined a softball club, and I think we met like twice, but there weren't many members. They do have some great fitness facilities, and there are a good variety of social clubs if you know where to look for them. They also do a lot with performing arts, and shows involving students at the school, including open mics for singing, rapping, and for poetry readings.
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