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Reviews 2347 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some of the best professors that I have ever had.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The job/internship is more important than the degree.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The faculty have shown me things that if I never would have if I never attended this institute.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Overall it is good but being in a big city it is difficult to keep everyone safe as the campus is exposed to the outside world.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The advisors don't really explain things clearly. I was unaware that I was able to take 16 credit hours for the same price as 12 credit hours the 3 semesters i was there.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There are no varsity sports everything is intramural and club sports but a lot of people support the teams.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: They are very hands on with each profession. Overall we are constantly busy with different projects and they have great sources to show their work to professionals who are looking to hire.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Its not the best school but teachers are very supporting, they'll help you in a lot if you ask for help. But they won't be looking for you you have to commit that you'll try as well and put in the effort. I would say for me in some cases school has been my comfort zone but as well it has been difficult but has taught me a lot and at the end I will thank my teachers for helping me and getting to success.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Aside from COST, Columbia is a great school for Liberal Arts students.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Alumni and networking is fantastic IF you utilize it! There's so much help available, that the students who seek jobs, connections and experience, get those opportunities and meet the necessary people to suceed.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is located withing Chicago, so there's hardly any campus exclusivity. You just have to be aware of your surroundings and stay alert.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is ridiculous. I mean, an extra $14,000+ just to live for two semesters?! CRAZY. It's cheaper if you find off-campus housing, or commute and live at home.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: There's NO Greek life within the school. Because it's a campus downtown, the Greek life is connected within the "downtown area" and multiple city colleges like Loyola, UIC, Roosevelt, and DePaul share Greek life with Columbia College Chicago.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Columbia College Chicago DOES NOT DO SPORTS!!! However, there are plenty of clubs and activities available, and they cater to just about everyone.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Columbia College if for all of those artists and creative souls who are passionate about turning something they love, into a career. The teachers go above and beyond helping their students, and students are MORE than just a number. The quirkiness is embraced, and the student body seeks collaboration. This is a fantastic liberal arts school.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Courses are good they focus on teaching us visually and hands on in a smaller classroom size, which is the best way artists learn. Were visual learners and our school knows that. They setup our courses and teachers in a way so yhat we can suceed in our field doing exactly what is we love.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall its more about networking and getting your name and your art out there. The degree isnt anywhere near as important as getting your art work out into the world and noticed. Its that that will get you opportunities

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We receive emails whenever a crime or assault happens on campus to advise us to be safe. They do there bedt considerimg our school is in downtown Chicago in a big city you cant really control an entire popular of city golks actioms. But for the most part downtown i feel safe walking aline as well as coming home from class at night

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: There's several dorms, each having there own perk. The dorms housing just columbia students have a better friendly atmosphere overall than the dorms shared with other colleges. There all within walking distance of most columbia buildings and cost makes sense to be pricey since it is downtown Chicago

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1 College Junior

Athletics: I go to art school.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school. The experiences here at Columbia are unlike anything i would get it a traditional school in a quieter setting. The teachers are currently working in the field they teach. There encouraging and the passion in them brings out the passion in us. You have hope of a bright teacher and like your being taught everything youll need to know in your field. As well as the students, everyone is soo friendly and always willing to work together. Its overall such an amazing environment with such loving people from all over the world.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Everyone worries about Chicago and safety, but for the most part it's very safe. The campus is located right downtown, so there are the usual bums all over the city, and the occasional mugging, but nothing serious. The campus does send out security alert emails, which are very helpful.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: No Greek life whatsoever, even further alienating students from the school and each other.

1 College Senior

Athletics: No "real" athletics. Columbia College Chicago has a small handful of sports clubs you can join, but it's basically a bunch of dedicated students who want to find another rare student-athlete at CCC.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school emphasizes creativity and "living what you love". Tuition is very expensive, even in-state, for what feels like a bunch of community college level gen ed courses, with very intensive and engulfing programs for those that are 100% set on what they want to do in the arts and entertainment industry. For those that are still uncertain, I would recommend staying away from CCC.If you truly are passionate about the arts, go for it!

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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.

 

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