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1 College Junior

Athletics: I go to art school.

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 Junior

Athletics: I say that its okay just because there was no option for N/A. My school does not have any sports teams, so none of these really apply. I'm okay with this because I personally have no interest in watching or playing any sports.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The only sports teams we have are clubs & not that big becausewe are an arts school, so the facilities reflect that.

1 College Student

Athletics: No sports at this school.


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Columbia is not known as a "sports college," and therefore does not have the typical college sports scene going on. There aren't big Saturday games that everyone goes to, dressed up and with their faces painted. There aren't groups of kids on campus that are only known as the jocks. Why? Because Columbia values many virtues, not just athletic ability.

That's not to say that there aren't athletes who attend Columbia, play organized sports, and love every minute of it. Columbia does have sports, but the College isn't known for them. Columbia is made up of all different sorts of people, and whether you are athletic or not, the biggest thing students all have in common is one binding factor—they are all artists.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
School Colors
Periwinkle, gray, black, and white
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
0 - 0%
Club Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball (men's and women's)
  • Capoeira
  • Fencing
  • Fencing
  • Hacky sack
  • Lacrosse (men's)
  • Rugby
  • Soccer (coed)
  • Softball
  • Street defense
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Plymouth Court Fitness Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, first floor
  • Residence Hall facilities - The University Center, 2 E. 8th, and Buckingham also have their own fitness areas in each building, but they are only for students who live there. Residents of 2 E. 8th also have access to a pool.
  • South Loop Elementary Gym, 1212 S. Plymouth Court
Most Popular Sports
Baseball, volleyball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, hacky sack
Most Overlooked Teams
Women's lacrosse, Capoeira, street defense, fencing
School Spirit
Columbia has awesome school spirit. The teams, clubs, and organizations are highly backed by students and faculty. The College may have very little to offer for sports, but they encourage and support what students do have going on.
Getting Tickets
Renegade games are usually free or very cheap to buy tickets for. All you have to do is show up, and you'll find yourself a seat. The Renegade baseball team plays mostly on the DePaul baseball field, located on the Fullerton stop of the Red Line.
Best Place to Take a Walk
There is a beautiful and safe walking trail located next to Lake Michigan that extends more than 16 miles.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 203 responses

  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 2% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 10% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 88% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 203 responses

  • 9% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 2% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 58% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 30% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 201 responses

  • 2% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 14% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 31% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 52% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
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