Overview

Applicants
8,953
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average HS GPA
3.25

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
485 - 605
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Application Essay

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
1,460
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Communications Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Urban Education and Leadership.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Dance Therapy/Therapist.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Social Sciences, Other.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Arts Management.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Dance, General.
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Interior Design.
  • Intermedia/Multimedia.
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies.
  • Music Management and Merchandising.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.
  • Photography.
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Len Amato
President: HBO Films

Aidy Bryant
Saturday Night Live Cast

Vandell Cobb
Photographer: Ebony/JET Magazines

Parisa Khosravi
Senior VP: International Newsgathering, CNN

David Cromer
MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient

Janusz Kaminski
Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer-Private Ryan-Schindlers List

Nan Warshaw
Founder and co-owner: Bloodshot Records

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,815

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,340

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$11,815

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$22,884
Required Fees
$660
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,708

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$880

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,450
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,003
Foreign Countries Represented
48

Demographics

3.10%
Asian
16.44%
African-American
9.65%
Hispanic
57.44%
Caucasian
5.66%
Unknown
2.59%
International

56% female
44% male
40% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
27%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
73%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
64
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
None



Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ania Greiner
Director, Adm. Events & Serv.

Address
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Room 200E
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone
312-369-7034

Email
agreiner@colum.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Hokin Annex and Gallery
Shop Columbia
Haus at the Quincy Wong Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Art Institute of Chicago
Millenium Park
Magnificent Mile
Field Museum
Shedd Aquarium

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
9-5
312-369-7034

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: 10:30 & 1:30 Monday-Friday, 11am Saturdays
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
By Metra/Amtrak Amtrak 1-800-872-7245 Metra 312-322-6777 Northwest Station and Union Station: Take the Indiana/Hyde Park # 1 bus from Adams and Canal Street south to Michigan and Harrison. LaSalle Station: Walk five blocks east on Harrison to Michigan Avenue. Randolph Station: Take the # 3 bus from Randolph and Michigan south to Harrison. By CTA: Toll Free 1-888-968-7282 Red Line Monday thru Friday: Harrison and State stop. Walk two blocks east to Michigan Ave. Weekends and Holidays Jackson and State stop. Walk two blocks east to Michigan Ave., turn right and walk three blocks south to Harrison. By Plane Midway Airport Subway "EL" Take Orange Line to Library/Van Buren stop. Walk east to Michigan Avenue. Take right to Harrison. Taxi Expect to pay around $20 from Midway to Columbia College. O'Hare Airport Subway "EL" Take Blue Line to LaSalle stop. Walk east on Congress to Michigan Avenue. Take right to Harrison. Taxi Expect to pay around $35 from O'Hare to Columbia College.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-55 (Stevenson): Proceed to the end of the expressway and take Lake Shore Drive north to Balbo Street. Take Balbo to Wabash; turn right to Harrison. From I-57 to I-94 (Dan Ryan)or I-90/94 (Kennedy/Edens): Exit on Congress Parkway. Drive east to Wabash; turn right to Harrison Street. From I-290 (Eisenhower): Follow signs for Congress Parkway. Drive east to Wabash; turn right to Harrison Street.


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