Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$28,318

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
39%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
46%
400-499
27%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
41%
18-23
37%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,703
Declined 727
Total Received 7,430
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Private

6,708

undergraduate students

239

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 6,947
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Nearest airport: Midway International Airport

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Black Student Union
  • Student Government Association
  • Asian Student Organization
  • Columbia Pride
  • Latino Alliance

Top Events

  • Manifest Urban Arts Festival
  • New Student Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Marked security vehicle, segways and bicycles to provide rapid response to incidents

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
73%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
27%
500-599
39%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
46%
400-499
27%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
41%
18-23
37%
12-17
9%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.39

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,703
Declined 727
Total Received 7,430

Admissions Factors

Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 55
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,750

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $27,142
Room & board $16,456
Additional fees $1,176
Books & supplies $1,600
Other fees $2,006
Total $48,380
Average Financial Aid - $4,750
Total with Avg. Aid $43,630
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Financial Facts

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Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, dance, medieval combat, quidditch, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, dance, medieval combat, quidditch, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Acoustics
Acting
Advertising
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Deaf Studies
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Directing and Theatrical Production
Documentary Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Fashion/Apparel Design
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Game and Interactive Media Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
Interior Design
Intermedia/Multimedia
Journalism
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
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
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

6,947

total students

57%

in-state

43%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

6,708
students

Female
58%
3,887

Male
42%
2,821

3%

239
students

Female
69%
164

Male
31%
75

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

6,252
students

Female
59%
3,640

Male
41%
2,612

7%

456
students

Female
55%
247

Male
45%
209

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 71%
Student 4 year graduation rate 42%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
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

687

Transfer students enrolled

10%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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

  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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