|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting:||Great Lakes Large City|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Master's degree|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
|School Colors:||Periwinkle, gray, black, and white|
Columbia College Chicago is a non-profit arts, media, and communications 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.
Columbia offers Bachelor's degrees in hundreds of programs of study in the arts, with an educational philosophy that weds theory with practice. We offer an immersive creative learning environment designed to give students the opportunity to practice and perfect their craft from day one, while grounding them in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Our award-winning faculty of working professionals and our urban campus—which provides access to an array of cultural and professional experiences—prepare graduates for an arts career in the 21st century.
Even though Columbia claims to be a liberal arts school, it's really an arts only school, which is fine, but if you're looking for an academically challenging environment, you won't find it here. I liked the creative environment, but the academics aren't worth the price.Read More
I always knew that I wanted to live in a city, but where I am in the city is unbelievable! All of my classes are within a ten minute walk, I know of five different El stops within five minutes, and State Street is just beside me so I can do anything I want! I knew the school was a good fit for me, but living in the city is just perfect.Read More
Columbia is definitely a fun school. There are many activities that give students opportunities to work with one another. It does get a little cheesy at times, but you learn to love it. Besides, this is a great city! Chicago has cool people, food, and sites to see.Read More