Athletics

Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
9,224
Tuition
$21,284
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's an arts school for arts. There aren't any sports teams because we're there to be creative. There are some intramurals and people who do play sports enjoy them at the school.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have competitive teams, I wish we did. I used to be a volleyball player, until college. We have teams, but they just play for fun. No one really pays any attention to them.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are only club teams, no official division sports

1 College Freshman

Athletics: Columbia College Chicago is a Liberal Arts school. Sports are no ones main focus. All sports are student lead.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have regulated sports teams at my college, only club.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1367th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1368th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Whitney Fox
Hometown
Topeka, Kansas
Major
Television Writing and Producing
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Columbia is not known as a "sports college," and therefore does not have the typical college sports scene going on. There aren't big Saturday games that everyone goes to, dressed up and with their faces painted. There aren't groups of kids on campus that are only known as the jocks. Why? Because Columbia values many virtues, not just athletic ability.

That's not to say that there aren't athletes who attend Columbia, play organized sports, and love every minute of it. Columbia does have sports, but the College isn't known for them. Columbia is made up of all different sorts of people, and whether you are athletic or not, the biggest thing students all have in common is one binding factor—they are all artists.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
School Colors
Periwinkle, gray, black, and white
School Nickname
Renegades
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Club Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Capoeira
  • Fencing
  • Fencing
  • Hacky sack
  • Lacrosse (men's)
  • Rugby
  • Soccer (coed)
  • Softball
  • Street defense
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Plymouth Court Fitness Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, first floor
  • Residence Hall facilities - The University Center, 2 E. 8th, and Buckingham also have their own fitness areas in each building, but they are only for students who live there. Residents of 2 E. 8th also have access to a pool.
  • South Loop Elementary Gym, 1212 S. Plymouth Court
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, volleyball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, hacky sack
Most Overlooked Teams
Women's lacrosse, Capoeira, street defense, fencing
School Spirit
Columbia has awesome school spirit. The teams, clubs, and organizations are highly backed by students and faculty. The College may have very little to offer for sports, but they encourage and support what students do have going on.
Getting Tickets
Renegade games are usually free or very cheap to buy tickets for. All you have to do is show up, and you'll find yourself a seat. The Renegade baseball team plays mostly on the DePaul baseball field, located on the Fullerton stop of the Red Line.
Best Place to Take a Walk
There is a beautiful and safe walking trail located next to Lake Michigan that extends more than 16 miles.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 109 responses

  • 53% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 28% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 16% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 112 responses

  • 32% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 58% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 3% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 7% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 113 responses

  • 92% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 5% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 3% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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