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Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Columbia College Chicago

Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address 600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60605-1996
United States

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
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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
Documentary Production Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts And Stagecraft Related Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
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Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
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Interior Design Checkmark
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Music Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
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Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
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Photography Checkmark
Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Theater Design And Technology Checkmark
Theater/theater Arts Management Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,088
Applied
7,041
Accepted
6,568
Enrolled
87%
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Female Admissions

5,022
Females Applied
4,507
Females Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,066
Males Applied
2,534
Males Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.34
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Work samples aren't required for admission, but we do invite you to upload any creative work you feel strengthens your application. Portfolios may also be submitted for scholarship and award consideration. Guidelines for portfolio submission by field of study can be found on our website.

Application Deadlines

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

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 577 520 640
SAT Math 538 480 590
ACT Composite 23 20 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

26,610
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

14,142
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,990
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,265
Avg. Loan Aid
18,096
Avg. Grant Aid
10,976
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
50%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
30%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,568
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
44%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.25%
Black or African American 13.14%
White or Caucasian 53.14%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 4.61%
Other 3.46%

Gender

Male (42.28%)
Female (57.72%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 34%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Manifest Urban Arts Festival, New Student Convocation and Wicked Week

Student Services

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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, Columbia Pride, Muggles Association of Columbia, Improv Club and Student Athletics Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

926
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 278
Part-time - 648
Male - 512
Female - 414
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