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Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Overview

Columbia College Chicago is a Comprehensive institution located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 600 S Michigan Ave, Room 301-B
Chicago, IL  60605
United States
Contact Derek Brinkley
Assistant Vice President Undergraduate Admissions
Email: dbrinkley@colum.edu
Phone: 312-369-7493

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Deaf Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Retail Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Communication, General Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Photojournalism Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, And Special Effects Checkmark
Recording Arts Technology/technician Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Programming/programmer, General Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Sign Language Interpretation And Translation Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Arts, Entertainment, And Media Management, General Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
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Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Dramatic/theatre Arts And Stagecraft, Other Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
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Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Intermedia/multimedia Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
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Photography Checkmark
Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,061
Applied
7,217
Accepted
6,542
Enrolled
90%
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Female Admissions

4,995
Females Applied
4,580
Females Accepted
92%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,066
Males Applied
2,637
Males Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.42
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: ACT, SAT, AP, IB scores

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 15th November 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen August 15th January 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 15th November 1st Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

26,610
Private
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Fees

1,176
Full-time student fees
16,456
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

16,464
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,577
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,928
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
8,432
Avg. Loan Aid
23,243
Avg. Grant Aid
16,455
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
0.6%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
48%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,542
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
41%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 22.99%
Black or African American 15.36%
White or Caucasian 48.19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 3.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 4.6%
Other 1.62%

Gender

Male (40.95%)
Female (59.05%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 26%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Manifest Urban Arts Festival and New Student Convocation

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Black Student Union, Student Athletics Association, Columbia Pride, Picture Perfect and Improv Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Marked security vehicle, segways and bicycles to provide rapid response to incidents

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

831
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 260
Part-time - 571
Male - 458
Female - 373
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