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Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
3.81 Average Rating

Columbia College Chicago is a private non-profit college located in the heart of Chicago. The one and only campus has more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from, in addition to programs available entirely online. Every undergraduate student must complete the requirements of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core, and students are encouraged to develop their portfolios during their course of study. The urban campus is home to Manifest Urban Arts Festival, which gives students the opportunity to showcase their creative projects. Columbia has more than 15 buildings in the South Loop neighborhood, and is located near the Magnificent Mile, where students can enjoy shopping and entertainment.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
44%
Out of State Students
52%
0
100
92%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 31, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
7,312
Total Number of Undergrads
7,027
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,589
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$26,090
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,090
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,669
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
68
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco
Detroit
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
Columbia College Chicago was more than just a great experience for me. I can't even explain how diverse the people are there as far as talent and culture . They really give you a lot of space to embrace who you are and they support you in any way possible !
Courtney from Saint Louis, MO
Columbia College is absolutely the best school I could have possibly chosen for enhancing my career. Everyone at this school, whether student or staff, is unquestionably passionate and dedicated to their craft, and always willing to offer a helping hand. This is more than a school, but a community of artists.
Stephanie from Brooklyn, NY

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