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College Junior

Campus Housing: I am currently not living on campus, I stay in an apartment a few miles away.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is only a block away, so it is very easy to get to class. Depending on your housing, you can meet a lot of people.

1 College Senior

Campus Housing: Don't live on campus. Looked at housing and it was very expensive and very old. Ugh.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't recommend housing to anyone ever, in any situation.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are good because they are close to classes and are in the downtown area but the dorms' space, amenities,and cost all depend on the which dorm you stay in.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 36th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 56th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 450th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 486th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Whitney Fox
Topeka, Kansas
Television Writing and Producing
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In terms of housing, Columbia College is a college student's dream. The College's "campus housing" is no ordinary campus housing. If you live "on campus," you are living in a high-rise apartment in downtown Chicago. Not only are the housing opportunities affordable, but they are beautiful apartments. Every option is located right on campus, no longer than 10 minutes away from class.

Each apartment or "dorm room" is complete with a bathroom and a full kitchen. It is a privilege to live on campus when you go to school at Columbia. Not only will you meet incredible people that you can connect with and learn from, but you will also learn to live on your own, be self-sufficient, and when you look out your window, you're looking at the third largest city and perhaps most beautiful in the United States.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Best Freshman Dorms
University Center
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Worst Freshman Dorms
Plymouth Court
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
University Center

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studio and one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles and doubles)
Special Features: Units include basic cable, full kitchen, furnished living room, high-speed Internet, house phone (calls to security desk only), washer/dryer. Building features include awesome city views, community room, fitness room.
The Dwight
Floors: 12
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles and doubles)
Special Features: Units feature two bathrooms, full kitchen, 42" flat-panel HDTV in each living room. Building features include an art studio, fitness center, laundry facilities, music practice rooms, study lounges, 11th floor "Sky Lounge," and 12th floor "Graffiti Room."
Plymouth Court
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units feature full kitchen, living and dining areas. Building features include 24-hour security, fitness center, laundry facilities, music practice room, Student Health Center and Counseling Services offices, and large student lounge.
The University Center
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Private and suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen, as well as DePaul and Roosevelt students
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom suites, two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles and doubles)
Special Features: All units have private or semi-private bathrooms; apartments have full kitchens and furnished living areas. Building features include 24-hour security with key card access, art studio, bicycle storage, community kitchens, dining facility, fitness center, game room, laundry facilities, meeting rooms, multimedia rooms, music practice rooms, retail space, rooftop garden (third floor), student lounges, and study rooms.

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