Diversity

Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
9,224
Tuition
$21,284
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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: One thing I love the most about Columbia is that it is extremely diverse. It's such a different setting. I've met so many different kinds of people.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Columbia College Chicago takes pride in it's diversity, and it shows. At Columbia you can meet people of every race, economic status, sexual orientation, sexual identification and so on.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There's plenty of diversity around campus and organizations that cater to these different backgrounds such as LGBT, Black Student Union, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse population, thus diversity of thought.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: So many different people on campus from all over the world. That is one of the things I love most about my school! We are all being exposed to so many different cultures that you cannot experience at a typical college or university.

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  • 8th
    Most Open-Minded Schools
  • 22nd
    Most Liberal Schools
  • 1374th
    Most Conservative Schools

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Whitney Fox
Hometown
Topeka, Kansas
Major
Television Writing and Producing
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Columbia College in Chicago has proven itself to be perhaps the most diverse college in the United States. Columbia encourages diversity, strives to avoid the "norm," and also celebrates and relishes in diversity in every class and each department. Columbia offers the following departments to promote diversity: African-American Cultural Affairs, Asian Cultural Affairs, Latino Cultural Affairs, LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, International Programs, International Student Affairs, and Multicultural Student Affairs.

In terms of where students come from, 11,858 undergraduates and 606 graduate students come from 50 states and 41 foreign nations.

Facts & Statistics

African American
18%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
13%
International
2%
Native American
0%
White
60%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
48%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 32%
20-21: 36%
22-24: 21%
25+: 10%
Female Faculty
47%
Male Faculty
53%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 12%
Asian American: 3%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 81%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
Columbia has an LGBTQ organization that holds events in support of the queer community.
Political Activity
The Student Government Association of Columbia College Chicago represents the student voice and endeavors to construct a more perfect union. It serves as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, and administration in order to ensure the welfare of the College's unique and diverse art and communication community. Through leadership and strong representation, it strives to provide students with opportunities to grow academically, artistically, professionally, and personally.

Economic Status
Columbia's tuition is among the lowest of all private arts and media colleges in the nation.
Most Common Religions
Because Columbia's campus is in the heart of Chicago, you can literally walk three blocks and arrive at a Catholic Church, a Buddhist Temple, a Jewish Synagogue, or a place to pray. There are also several religious groups on campus that are very active in meeting and getting together. The religious organizations recruit the most heavily during the College's annual Convocation ceremony held in Grant Park at the very beginning of the semester.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Columbia College offers to all students a chance to be a part of groups and organizations that celebrate being part of an ethnic minority. Throughout the year, African American Cultural Affairs, Asian American Cultural Affairs, International Student Affairs, and Latino Cultural Affairs all thrive-through fundraisers, raising awareness, and having a gay ol' time celebrating who they are.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 108 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 25% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 5% Conservative
  • 19% Moderate
  • 31% Liberal
  • 18% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 108 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 2% Conservative
  • 6% Moderate
  • 17% Not sure
  • 34% Liberal
  • 38% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 110 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 109 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 109 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 13% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 84% Very accepting.

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