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  • 600 South Michigan
    Chicago , IL 60605-1996
    (312) 369-7130

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    Mission Statement

    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 Bachelorâ??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 campusâ??which provides access to an array of cultural and professional experiencesâ??prepare graduates for an arts career in the 21st century.

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    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    Highest degree offered
    Master's degree
    Distance learning opportunities

  • Columbia College Chicago Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number (312) 369-7130
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $35
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    Admitted % 83%

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    Secondary school record Yes
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    Recommendations Yes
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    Columbia College Chicago Admission statistics

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    Columbia College Chicago Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native -
    Asian/Pacific Islander -
    Black/Non-Hispanic -
    Hispanic -
    White/Non-Hispanic -
    Non-Resident Alien 1%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 4%
  • Columbia College Chicago Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $22,884
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $22,884
    Books and Supplies $1,708
    On-campus room and board $12,450 on average, ranges from $8,600- $14,800
    Off-campus room and board $11,920

    Columbia College Chicago Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 79%
    Receiving Federal Grants 37% , $4,034 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 30% , $8,147 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 69% , $9,655 on average
  • Columbia College Chicago Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

    Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master
    Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other 26 0
    Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General 195 0
    Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master
    Journalism 139 10
    Radio and Television 90 0
    Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services Bachelor Master
    Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 22 0
    Recording Arts Technology/Technician 115 0
    Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master
    Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4 0
    Education Bachelor Master
    Art Teacher Education 0 8
    Early Childhood Education and Teaching 14 0
    Elementary Education and Teaching 0 7
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 0 5
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 0 4
    English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master
    Creative Writing 84 10
    Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master
    Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 5 0
    Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master
    Dance Therapy/Therapist 0 11
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor Master
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 14 0
    Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master
    Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 25 11
    Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation 14 0
    Arts Management 213 66
    Cinematography and Film/Video Production 399 12
    Commercial and Advertising Art 29 0
    Dance, General 29 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 143 0
    Fashion/Apparel Design 57 0
    Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 26 4
    Fine/Studio Arts, General 35 0
    Graphic Design 80 0
    Illustration 20 0
    Industrial Design 6 0
    Interior Design 20 3
    Intermedia/Multimedia 28 0
    Music, General 45 0
    Music, Other 0 10
    Photography 143 7
    Playwriting and Screenwriting 5 0
  • Columbia College Chicago Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline No closing date
    Priority application deadline May 1
    Fall application deadline May 1
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due -
    SAT Subject score report due -
    College will notify student by November 1
    Student must reply to acceptance by No set date
    Deadline for housing deposit -

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    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline May 1
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline -
    Transfer application closing date Rolling admission
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by -
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Student Reviews of Columbia College Chicago

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  • Brittany from Dayton, OH

    Anyone who wants a different type of college experience and to be emerged in other cultures and wants a hands on experience. Columbia is a great way to meet all kinds of people and network within the arts. read full review

  • Rey from Nashville, TN

    As for the education, you do really get the education you want for your money. The room and board is the only thing that is a bit expensive, but it is all understandable because of the campuses location being downtown. Those students who live on… more read full review

    As for the education, you do really get the education you want for your money. The room and board is the only thing that is a bit expensive, but it is all understandable because of the campuses location being downtown. Those students who live on campus in the downtown loop are close to everything which makes it all worth it. read full review

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