Guys & Girls

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

Guys & Girls: Very artsy school. Majority of kids have tats and piercings, I'm a definite minority. Since the school is located in the city there isn't an overall vibe on social life and relationships. Maybe small groups get together as friends but who knows?

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a little bit of everything.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone at school is pretty amazing. Classes are so fun because everyone is so open, carefree, and easy-going. It's so easy to bond with practically everyone you meet.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There's no way to describe the overall look of the guys and the girls at this school. You see absolutely every kind of style imaginable here.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: If you want a relationship with someone who goes to our school or just a friend you can talk and chill with there are certainly people out there with similar interest as you. Whatever the niche is you fit into you will find it there at Columbia.

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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

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Whitney Fox
Hometown
Topeka, Kansas
Major
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
53%
Male Undergrads
47%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
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.
Did You Know?
For student news, check this out: cms.colum.edu/studentnews.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 89 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 88 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 19 responses

  • 24% Columbia Events
  • 20% Off-campus parties
  • 18% A music recital/concert
  • 9% A reading/poetry slam
  • 9% Depaul
  • 7% A theatrical performance
  • 7% A (club) sporting event
  • 7% Cinema Slapdown

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 20 responses

  • 27% Introduce yourself to a stranger!
  • 20% Network
  • 18% Join a club!
  • 18% Smile!
  • 7% Audition for a show!
  • 7% Class
  • 2% Everything is listed

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 25 responses

  • 40% I describe a Columbia College student as... artsy!
  • 16% Individualist
  • 12% "Create Change"
  • 12% Predictable Hipsters
  • 8% This is the only school I could get into
  • 8% Different
  • 4% Unique, different from every other school

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 20% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 102 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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