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.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.143 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.151 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.148 responses
Most Popular Majors
Cinematography and Video Production278 Graduates
Graphic Design122 Graduates
Recording Arts Technician120 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication111 Graduates
Retailing Management100 Graduates
Music Management80 Graduates
Creative Writing74 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.132 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.215 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.89 responses
Columbia College Chicago Reviews
I love Columbia College Chicago, it has an extremely diverse student body! This is especially a great school for anyone who identifies as non-binary if that's something that concerns you. I will admit though, this is a no-nonsense kind of school. Attendance policy isn't very lax and this is by no means a party school. Some more useful information: The campus is split up into different building in downtown Chicago so there'll be some walking to go between buildings.
Everyone is very welcoming! The biggest thing I noticed was that everyone was very collaborative even between majors. I loved the vibe that you got just being in the building. Biggest downside was that it is not an inexpensive school by any means and, in my experience, the financial aid is not very helpful.
This school is so much fun! They aren't kidding when they say they will prepare you for the real world and give you hands on experiences. The city is so fun to live in, it's not at all like your typical state school. Everyone is a weird artsy kid like you. First of all, make sure you have enough money to go here. They don't give out many scholarships past incoming freshmen. Second, meet with people and network. Don't come here undecided in your major, because there's really no room for error without wasting money because they focus on more career specific courses, even your gen eds will be related to your major.