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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 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60605-1996
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
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Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Sign Language Interpretation And Translation Checkmark
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
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Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
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Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Theater Design And Technology Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,430
Applied
6,703
Accepted
6,708
Enrolled
90%
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Female Admissions

4,719
Females Applied
4,363
Females Accepted
92%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,711
Males Applied
2,340
Males Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.39
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: ACT or SAT scores, AP scores, IB exam results, portfolio or audition for BFA or BMus program, proof of English language proficiency for international students

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 Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 554 490 620
SAT Math 525 470 580
ACT Composite 24 20 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

27,142
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

14,717
Avg. Financial Aid Package
20,086
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,170
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,070
Avg. Loan Aid
18,959
Avg. Grant Aid
14,998
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
47%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
38%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,708
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
43%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 19.31%
Black or African American 13.86%
White or Caucasian 51.44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 3.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 4.84%
Other 2.29%

Gender

Male (42.05%)
Female (57.95%)

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 35%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Manifest Urban Arts Festival and New Student Convocation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Black Student Union, Student Government Association, Asian Student Organization, Columbia Pride and Latino Alliance

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
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
Basketball Checkmark No No
Football 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
Basketball Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

856
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 259
Part-time - 597
Male - 474
Female - 382
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