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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
Radio And Television Checkmark
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
Acoustics Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
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
Documentary Production Checkmark
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
Illustration Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Intermedia/multimedia Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
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Musical Theatre Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Theatre/theatre Arts Management Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,218
Applied
6,903
Accepted
6,493
Enrolled
96%
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Female Admissions

4,576
Females Applied
4,425
Females Accepted
97%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,642
Males Applied
2,478
Males Accepted
94%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.41
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 1st November 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen August 15th January 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 480 618
SAT Math 450 578
ACT Composite 20 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

29,270
Private
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Fees

1,450
Full-time student fees
16,456
Room & board

Financial Aid

22,320
Avg. Financial Aid Package
23,771
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,948
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,365
Avg. Loan Aid
7,084
Avg. Grant Aid
17,242
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
68.1%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
60%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,493
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 24.5%
Black or African American 14.96%
White or Caucasian 47.24%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 3.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 5.02%
Other 1.16%

Gender

Male (39.95%)
Female (60.05%)

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 33%

Student Activities

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

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
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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
Student patrols Checkmark
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

879
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 246
Part-time - 633
Male - 488
Female - 391
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