Columbia College Chicago

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Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is a private, non-profit liberal arts college specializing in arts, media, and communication disciplines. The college is located in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • ASL
  • Audio
  • Cinema
  • Film
  • Television
  • Media
  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Dance
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Fashion
  • Gaming
  • Photography
  • Theatre

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Apply as a freshman student if you’ve completed high school, home school, or a GED and have not enrolled in coursework at a post-secondary college or university. This excludes dual enrollments, courses taken at Columbia College Chicago, and/or any post-secondary enrollment during the summer immediately following secondary school graduation or GED completion.

Transfer

Apply as a transfer student if you’ve completed high school, home school, or a GED and have enrolled in at least one credit hour at a post-secondary college or university. This excludes dual enrollments, courses taken at Columbia College Chicago, and/or any post-secondary enrollment during the summer immediately following secondary school graduation or GED completion.

Additional Information

Columbia College Chicago is an undergraduate and graduate institution whose principal commitment is to provide a comprehensive educational opportunity in the arts, communications, and public information within a context of enlightened liberal education.  Columbia’s intent is to educate students who will communicate creatively and shape the public’s perceptions of issues and events and who will author the culture of their times.  Columbia is an urban institution whose students reflect the economic, racial, cultural, and educational diversity of contemporary America.  Columbia conducts education in close relationship to a vital urban reality and serves an important civic purpose by active engagement in the life and culture of the city of Chicago.

Visit us

We'd love for you to see Columbia College Chicago for yourself. You'll find complete information on campus visit opportunities including tours and counselor appointments at colum.edu/visit.

"Columbia was a place where all I had to do was say 'Yes,' to myself"

Jessica Siletzky, Student, Cinema and Television Arts/2020
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Admissions office

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School location
Address

600 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60605, United States of America

Phone number

(312) 369-7130

Region

Midwest

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