600 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605-1996 312-369-7130
http://www.colum.edu/About_Columbia/ admissions@colum.edu
About Columbia College
  • Year of Foundation 1890
  • Size of Campus N/A
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,108
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%, 34%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $19,140
  • Room and Board $12,680
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 11,749
Columbia College Chicago is an international leader and recognized pioneer in arts and media education. With over 120 years of deep experience teaching creative students to develop authentic voices and meaningful skills, Columbia graduates are fully prepared to launch sustainable careers in the visual, performing, media and communication arts. Our educational philosophy is rooted in the essential wedding of theory with practice. Our students are immersed in a creative learning environment designed to give them ample opportunity to test and perfect their art, craft or practice, while grounding them in a rigorous academic curriculum that provides broad context and the intellectual, analytical and creative capacity to succeed in their chosen fields.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Urban
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Galilean Service, Student Leadership Forum, Steppin' Up To Leadership, Mom's Day, ODK Leadership Week, Ludy Bowl, Savory Award Presentation, Junior Ring Ceremony, Christmas Tree Lighting, Follies, Dad's Night, Spring Formal, Sister Weekend, Graduation Comm
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Beta Tau, Alpha Lambda Delta, Chi Beta Phi, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Marshals, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of the Purple Seal, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Delta Phi, Sigma Delta Phi, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Interfaith Council, Student Christian Association, Clubhouse Gang of Eau Claire, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Columbia College Catholics, Heavenly Creations Gospel Choir, Presbyterian Student Association, Wesley Fellowship
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African-American Students Association, Sister to Sista, NAACP, International Studies Association
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Distance to nearest bus Columbia, SC (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Columbia, SC (15), Charlotte, NC (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Columbia, SC (5)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 0%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 47%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 3%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 7%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 50%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (100%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 90%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 20
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 11,833
  • Number Of Books in Library 144,671
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Computer Courses No
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities media center, electronic classroom, religious literature for children prior to 1859, Columbia College Archives
  • Number Of Subscriptions 339
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance, other
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 15,836
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Museums Center for Science and Technology, Leadership Center, Center for Engaged Learning.
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of South Carolina)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 23%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,000
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs South Carolina school districts, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of S.C., Colonial Life, National and local Banks (BB&T, Bank of America, etc...), Non-profit agencies (United Way, etc...), SC State Government
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis