Chicago, IL
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Applicant Status At Columbia College Chicago

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Admissions Statistics

NOTE: This school has open admissions and thus does not report most admissions statistics and requirement data.

Overall Admissions Statistics
Acceptance Rate:Not Reported
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Contact Admissions
Phone:(312) 369-7130
Application Information
Open Admissions:Yes
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$35
Application Web Site:
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Regular Decision Rolling Rolling beginning November 1
Must-Reply-By No set date
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:2,148
Full-Time Male Enrollment:Not Reported
Full-Time Female Enrollment:Not Reported
Part-Time Male Enrollment:Not Reported
Part-Time Female Enrollment:Not Reported
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:2,584
Applicants Accepted:2,036
Students Enrolled:1,167

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Tips for Getting In
  • Be honest about why you want to be a part of Columbia.
  • Be yourself.
  • Just apply. Columbia has a high acceptance rate.
  • Never stop working hard, and don't lose your motivation.
  • Write an impressive entrance essay, and check it more than once for errors.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • It's OK to change your major. Really-don't be scared.
  • It's OK to not know what you want to do yet.
  • Make contact with your advisor early on, and you might be able to graduate early.
  • Many of the friends you will make at Columbia come from your classes. You really have to make an effort to make connections.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Columbia visits different cities throughout the year, inviting students, parents, and college counselors to join the Admissions staff for presentations. There is also an Open House hosted once a year on Columbia's campus. With Open House, you get to walk around campus, tour the classrooms, and get a look at the studios and state-of-the-art equipment.
Campus Tours
General tours are conducted Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Saturdays, tours are at 11 a.m. Film/Video, Television, and Interactive Arts & Media students are strongly recommended to schedule their tours on a Monday, Friday, or Saturday; prospective students can tour the brand-new Media Production Center on these days. Prospective students are also advised to wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Did You Know?
  • Columbia College Chicago was founded in 1890 as the Columbia School of Oratory. In 1944, the College's name was changed to Columbia College of Chicago.
  • Columbia is among the 10 largest private residential colleges in Illinois. The College has grown into the largest arts and media college in the nation.
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