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Chicago, IL
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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone has their own style or they really don't care. My department has students on the latter end of that spectrum.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Because it's an art school there is going to be a wide range of individuals. Guys and Girls range from (in no particular order) nerd, gamer, hipster, drugie, partier, hypersexual, dumb, athletic, introvert, extrovert, "popular", annoying girls, annoying boys and the list goes on.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Mostly with one glance you can tell who is an art student in Chicago. The dress here for students is very clean, and fashionable.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Eh, they're nothing special. Everyone is very hipster and artsy and tries a little too hard, so it's hard to tell who is actually cool.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There's different types and looks of the boys and girls at our school. You'll see girls with pink and green hair with lots of piercings and tattoos to girls with snapbacks and Jordans to girls wearing Express and Versace. This is the same with the boys too. It's a pretty 50/50. But the interests varies from one another and sometimes their appearances doesn't fit their personalities or interests. Relationships do go around but for the most part it's pretty relaxed and free.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1st
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 2nd
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 51st
    Friendliest Guys
  • 265th
    Friendliest Girls
  • 346th
    Hottest Guys

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Whitney Fox
Topeka, Kansas
Television Writing and Producing
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Hipsters. Artists. Country boys. Girls next door. Jocks. Geeks. Brainiacs. Sweethearts. Cowboys. Pool sharks. Gamers. Runners. Bakers. You will find any type of person at Columbia—the College welcomes all.

Come meet your new best friends, your soulmates, your bridesmaids, your friends, your work partners, the best teachers you'll ever have, your mentors, and your creative posse. 

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
You will find condoms all over campus. Columbia also hosts a yearly wellness fair that provides STD testing, condoms, and facts about safe sex.
Social Scene
Because Columbia is located in the heart of the third largest city in America, the social scene expands to the size of the city. Within the dorms, there are always events going on for students to take part in, and off campus, there is an infinite number of parties, hangouts, and student events going on. You just have to find what it is you're looking for, and Columbia will be catering it.
Hookups or Relationships?
At Columbia, there are hookups and breakups, new relationships and old relationships, just like any other college. A lot of relationships spring up out of the dorms and classes.
Dress Code
No dress code here. There is, however, an unwritten rule to be "different," and wear whatever you want. If you're happy, it makes no difference what you're wearing. It's Chicago for crying out loud.
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Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 86 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 86 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 101 responses

  • 32% None
  • 14% Casual dating at your school
  • 12% Long-distance relationship
  • 11% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 8% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 6% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 6% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 16 responses

  • 24% Columbia Events
  • 19% A music recital/concert
  • 16% Off-campus parties
  • 11% A reading/poetry slam
  • 8% A theatrical performance
  • 8% Cinema Slapdown
  • 8% Depaul
  • 5% A (club) sporting event

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 16 responses

  • 30% Introduce yourself to a stranger!
  • 23% Network
  • 18% Smile!
  • 16% Join a club!
  • 9% Audition for a show!
  • 5% Class

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 17 responses

  • 47% I describe a Columbia College student as... artsy!
  • 18% Individualist
  • 18% Predictable Hipsters
  • 6% "Create Change"
  • 6% This is the only school I could get into
  • 6% Different

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 10% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 46% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 43% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
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