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.148 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.145 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 90 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.129 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.212 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
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.
I love this school so much! The people, the location, the classes and the dorms. It's really great. It's not your typical college and that's what I love about it, I feel like I'm in the real world. Your classes are small so you're able to have meaningful discussions with your classmates and all my professors have been really good. If the arts is something you want to go for, check this school out. Yes its expensive but honestly what college isn't these days. You're getting what you pay for and you're in the heart of Chicago as your playground. Work hard and apply for scholarships if your serious about this school and I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out. It's truly amazing!
Columbia has a very open and accepting environment that makes all feel welcome. Class sizes are very reasonable, student talent is shown off, there are many great faculty members. There are student organizations for every interest and it is easy for students to create new ones. It is a very inclusive and creative environment. For a private school tuition is very reasonable, however, opportunities for scholarships are lacking and Student Financial Services is a nightmare to deal with. But the ability to cultivate one's education to meet one's interests and to learn practical applications of one's knowledge make this school worth attending. Not for people who are interested in a more traditional campus, weekend sporting events, Greek life, or whom are especially conservative.