Columbia College Chicago

600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL
4-year
Medium
Urban

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Questions and Answers about Columbia College Chicago

Danaysha W.
2 months ago
What assistance does Columbia College Chicago offer to students that don't qualify for FASFA financial aid?
kabir b.
2 months ago
What year do computer animator majors start animating?
Amy H.
3 months ago
What support does CCC provide for students with mental disabilities and disorders?
Alexis H.
3 months ago
What type of assistance does Columbia College Chicago offer to help students secure internships or first jobs?
Roy D.
3 months ago
Does Columbia College tuition stay the same for all four years?
Leah C.
4 months ago
Are the CCC housing costs separate from the tuition?

Majors offered at Columbia College Chicago

Biggest majors
Film/Video and Photographic Arts
Graphic Communications
Design and Applied Arts

Academics at Columbia College Chicago

Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (87% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Columbia College Chicago demographics

53% White
16% Hispanic
14% Black
5% Multiracial
4% Asian
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Common careers for Columbia College Chicago students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Creative Director85k
Video Producer63k
Marketing Manager61k
Art Director57k
Film / Video Editor55k
Operations Manager50k
Graphic Designer47k
Based on 7,952 student responses
46.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
85.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
39%in High-Meaning careers
1%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago financial aid

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Student reviews of Columbia College Chicago

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3.9

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100% of students

Known for

Diverse and Inclusive
Awesome study spaces and libraries
LGBTQ+ friendly
Close to activities in a city
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Adriana Pacheco
Graphic Design
Animation
Comics
Gaming + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really enjoy the guidance that the teachers provide. In a lot of classes, many of my professors have done their best to make sure that the work given is something engaging and allows us to be creative in our own way.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I haven't been here long, but I've heard the dorms are not great, I recommend asking other students.

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

You will find many students that are serious as you in your field of study and that is what I like - I like students that share the same interests as me in my field of study.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I do find it hard to make friends because I learned the hard way that not everybody wants to be your friend. So you may find yourself lonely at times.

Nurrah Muhammad
Archery
Drawing And Illustration
Violin

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The curriculum is very involved, and your professors will always have you working on something to improve your skills. All of the professors I've had thus far have been actively involved in their fields.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Leadership often doesn't respond to concerns or complaints of faculty or students.

Kamily Corral
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I think the professors are what I like about Columbia, they're usually very friendly and understanding. The buildings are close by each other. The classes are actually very nice, and there are support teams if you need them.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think probably knowing the area gets you feeling anxious. You get an alert from Columbia about the crime that happens around the school, so It puts you on alert and scared knowing what's happening.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The dorms are beautiful. The professors are very experienced and very helpful when it comes to connecting students with job opportunities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Nothing. I love the school.

Rylee Binkley
Video Editing and Production
Coaching
Singing
Sports + 6 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the environment and being in the city while also pursuing something I love! It feels nice to have so much support and so many connections all in one place!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Since you are in the middle of the city and not in a college town, the experience is different than typical college towns. Getting around took a while to get used to the new environment.

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