Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$27,786

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,217
Declined 844
Total Received 8,061
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Private

7,404

undergraduate students

264

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Columbia College Chicago, founded in 1890, is a private non-profit institution. Its campus is located in the heart of downtown Chicago.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,668
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

Campus in downtown Chicago (population: 2,716,450).

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Other application fee ($100 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 15
Application deadline (final deadline) August 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted ACT only Considered if submitted SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,217
Declined 844
Total Received 8,061

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$12,540

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $26,610
Room & board $16,456
Additional fees $1,176
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $45,842
Average Financial Aid - $12,540
Total with Avg. Aid $33,302

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $13,151,643
State $5,962,351
Institutional $32,444,717
Other external $853,247
Total $52,411,958

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,330,017
Other external
Total $2,330,017

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 312 369-7140
F: 312 369-8436
sfs@colum.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acoustics.
Acting.
Advertising.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
Creative Writing.
Dance Therapy/Therapist.
Dance, General.
Deaf Studies.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Documentary Production.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Fashion/Apparel Design.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
General Studies.
Graphic Design.
Industrial and Product Design.
Interior Design.
Intermedia/Multimedia.
Journalism.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Movement Therapy and Movement Education.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Management.
Music Performance, General.
Music Technology.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Musical Theatre.
Photography.
Photojournalism.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Radio and Television.
Recording Arts Technology/Technician.
Retail Management.
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Cinema Art/science
  2. Fashion Business
  3. Graphic Design

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

7,668

total students

55%

in-state

45%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

7,404
students

Female
58%
4,315

Male
42%
3,089

3%

264
students

Female
66%
174

Male
34%
90

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

6,132
students

Female
58%
3,565

Male
42%
2,567

17%

1,272
students

Female
59%
750

Male
41%
522

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Malaysia
Mexico
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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