Columbia Hollywood is an above-average private college located in Los Angeles, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 425 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Columbia Hollywood acceptance rate is 50%. The only major offered is Film and Video Studies. Graduating 50% of students, Columbia Hollywood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
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Columbia College Hollywood Reviews
So far, my experience at Columbia College Hollywood has been fantastic, all classes I've taken have been teaching me new things that I can use in a career. The school is very approachable, and since it's so small, the internal community is easy to get into. I do not know yet if my education here will help me get a job in the film industry, but so far, that seems like the logical conclusion to make. The most concerning thing about this school is the massive numbers of negative reviews. So many alumni have posted scathing reviews on Yelp! and other review sites. This makes me very nervous, and I hope that those few reviews are simply the vocal minority. In 2014, Columbia College Hollywood was listed as the #2 Worst School in America, and that is absolutely terrifying. That was four years ago, but it seems like something that I had to find out on my own. My admissions counselor never mentioned it, and that huge oversight seems extremely shady.
The teachers (most) are top notch people who teach good stuff. The admin. is sub par. Currently they are accepting more students then they can handle. Class sizes are bigger. And the resources are “cheap” for a film school. They have and rent high quality equipment. But the computers don’t always handle the programs well and equipment you get is sometimes broken or in poor condition. There’re also some ridiculous rules, such as you can only shoot 2 extra curricular shoots a year which is a bit bogus - we’re a film school, let the students shoot. Overall it’s a good place to learn from and meet good teachers and make connections with other students, just don’t get your hopes up. There’s a reason people don’t graduate here - 1/3 are pissed at the administration and 2/3 get jobs.
I absolutely love CCH. The best part about the school is the level of intimacy you feel. Since it's a smaller school, there's more of an opportunity to get to know a lot of people and form bonds with them . There's a strong sense of community that permeates through the halls. Everyone is there to help each other reach their goals and realize other people's vision while fulfilling their own. There's always someone to reach out to for help or guidance no matter what the problem is.