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Tuition & Fees

$24,590

$24,590

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
40%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
34%
400-499
37%
300-399
10%
700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
44%
400-499
27%
300-399
8%
30-36
18%
24-29
33%
18-23
37%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
25%
30-36
7%
24-29
35%
18-23
47%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,363
Declined + 993
Total Received 8,356
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Private (nonprofit)

8,608

undergraduate students

353

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Film/video
  2. Art/design
  3. Arts Entertainment Media Management
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Codes

SAT 1135
ACT 1002

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School Facts

Columbia College Chicago, founded in 1890, is a private, non-profit, four-year college of the visual, performing, media, and communication arts. Its campus is located in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,961
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Chicago, IL

Campus in downtown Chicago (population: 2,718,782).

Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1996

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
73%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
40%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
34%
400-499
37%
300-399
10%
700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
44%
400-499
27%
300-399
8%
30-36
18%
24-29
33%
18-23
37%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
25%
30-36
7%
24-29
35%
18-23
47%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Recommended

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,363
Declined + 993
Total Received 8,356

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay

Important

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jeffrey Meece
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 877 926-5862
F: 312 369-8024
admissions@colum.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,206,674
State $8,614,433
Institutional $31,232,212
Other external $1,990,257
Total $60,043,576

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
ASL/English Interpreting
Acting
Advertising Art Direction
Architectural Studies/Interior Design
Art History
Art/Design
Art/Entertainment/Media
Arts/Entertainment/Media Management
Audio Arts/Acoustics
Book/Paper Arts
Comedy Studies
Creative Writing
Creative Writing/Fiction
Creative Writing/Poetry
Cultural Studies
Dance
Dance/Movement Therapy
Directing
Early Childhood Education
Educational Studies
Fashion Design
Fashion Studies
Fiction Writing
Film/Video
Fine Arts
Game Design
Game Programming
Graphic Design
Illustration
Interactive Multimedia
Interdisciplinary Art
Interdisciplinary Arts/Media
Interdisciplinary Major
Interior Architecture
Interior Design
Journalism
Marketing Communications
Music
Music Composition for the Screen
Photography
Playwriting
Poetry
Radio
Television
Theatre
Theatre Design
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Undergraduate

96%

8,608
students

Female
58%
4,979

Male
42%
3,629

Graduate

4%

353
students

Female
65%
230

Male
35%
123

undergraduateFull-time

90%

7,806
students

Female
59%
4,557

Male
41%
3,249

undergraduatePart-time

10%

802
students

Female
53%
422

Male
47%
380

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

88

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

12

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
Malaysia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Susan Strow
Assistant Director, International Focus
312 369-7318
sstrow@colum.edu

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