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Columbia College Chicago Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$13,050/ year
Poll
61%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.137 responses
Poll
57%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.232 responses

Food

Campus Food
B-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 370 responses
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  • Panera
    14%
  • Pretty much anything on Wabash
    13%
  • Panda Express
    10%
  • Devil Dawgs
    10%
  • Five Guys
    9%
  • Toppers
    9%
  • Pauly's or Harolds
    8%
39%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.132 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 129 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    40%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    50%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    5%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

Safety

Safety
C
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
67%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.155 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 121 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    41%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    45%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    11%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 131 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    18%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    48%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    4%
  • Not very visible.
    14%
  • We have campus police?
    17%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Women's Varsity Sports
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 209 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    0%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    2%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    10%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    88%
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What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
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  • Manifest
    32%
  • Convocation
    17%
  • Big Mouth
    15%
  • Cinema Slapdown
    11%
  • WAC Crawl
    7%
  • Paint It Black
    7%
  • Acoustic Kitchen
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A-
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 145 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    3%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    36%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    6%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    28%
  • Parties? What parties?
    28%
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What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 70 responses
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  • Manifest
    79%
  • Off-campus parties
    14%
  • Casino Royale
    4%
  • I just go to small parties on-campus
    1%
  • I mainly focus on homework and classes
    1%
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