7,027
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,862
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
91
91%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address 600 South Michigan Avenue
Room 301-B
Chicago, IL  60605-1996
United States
Contact Email: admissions@colum.edu
Phone: 312-369-7130

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communication 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 Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Programming Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Sign Language Interpretation And Translation Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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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 Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
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Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Theater Design And Technology Checkmark
Theater/theater Arts Management Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,117
Applied
7,438
Accepted
7,027
Enrolled
92%
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Female Admissions

5,129
Females Applied
4,800
Females Accepted
94%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,988
Males Applied
2,638
Males Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

35
Application Fee
3.28
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2
Interview
One recommendation
Other requirements: Digital portfolio/video audition

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 23 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

26,090
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Fees

1,086
Full-time student fees
14,012
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

9,862
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,539
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
19,659
Avg. Grant Aid
10,531
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
55%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
20%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,027
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
46%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.78%
Black or African American 13.18%
White or Caucasian 54.76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 3.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 4.4%
Other 4.96%

Gender

Male (45.99%)
Female (54.01%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 32%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Manifest and New Student Convocation

Student Services

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

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No

Faculty

979
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 272
Part-time - 707
Male - 534
Female - 445