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Columbia College Chicago
  • 4 Year
  • CHICAGO, IL

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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Columbia Chicago is a private college located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,117 undergraduate students. The Columbia Chicago acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Cinematography and Video Production, Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects, and Graphic Design. Graduating 50% of students, Columbia Chicago alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.

About

600 SOUTH MICHIGAN
CHICAGO, IL 60605
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Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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Columbia College Chicago Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Columbia Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$28,568 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,400 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 143 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 167 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 164 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,117 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
425
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 108 responses
  • I describe a Columbia College student as... artsy!
    36%
  • All of the Above
    11%
  • Individualist
    10%
  • Unique, different from every other school
    10%
  • "Create Change"
    7%
  • Different
    6%
  • Special snowflakes
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 148 responses
Poll
87%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 231 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
  • Artistic
    55%
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Independent
    8%
  • Nonchalant
    5%
  • Exuberant
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Underrated
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 89 responses

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