Columbia College Chicago Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Chicago, IL
Website
www.colum.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
9,224
Part-Time Undergrads
1,086
Setting
Large city
In-State Tuition
$21,284
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,284
Room & Board
$11,920
Acceptance Rate
Not Reported
Admission Difficulty
Not Available

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The creative student body, churning with inspiration
  • True professionals teaching you everything they know
  • Location, Location, Location-did I mention Location?
  • Availability of scholarships and financial aid

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking
  • Expensive
  • Urban-based campus life can be intimidating.
  • Housing costs

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Columbia College is Chicago's best-kept secret. The College can be a great asset for many students, but it's important to remember that Columbia is what it is—an art school specializing in media art. It is one of the fastest paced colleges in the United States, with some of the most up-to-date technologies on the market. It is a place that will make or break you. When you come to Columbia, you will either work harder than you have in your entire life and become somebody, or you will realize that you have another dream. Columbia will not joke around with you. Everything here is very real. Everywhere you go on campus unconsciously puts off an energy uttering the phrase, "roll up your sleeves and get to work." In every classroom, faculty member, and assignment, there is truth to your work and how your life will be if you truly want to work in the field you have come to Chicago to study. Coming to Columbia is an investment in your future and worth every penny you shell out of your pocket.

Columbia students work hard. There is passion in what they do. On the weekends, yes, they go out with friends, but more than likely what they are talking about is not how the football team did, or what happened to so and so—it's about projects, life, ideas, film shoots, pictures, shows, and stories. This is a grown-up campus committed to getting you where you want to be, but only if you are willing to put in the work.

 

Columbia Chicago Student Reviews

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love chicago. Many resources around

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school will seriously prepare you for the real world.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I dont live on campus

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Very active. Everyone gets envolved.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I do not eat on campus. therefore i have no answer

1 person found this useful Report
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