Chicago, IL
Columbia College-Chicago


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Emma
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The professors at Columbia are exceptional, and most of my classes are quite interesting due to that. I would recommend offca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The professors at Columbia are exceptional, and most of my classes are quite interesting due to that. I would recommend offcampus housing over on campus. I do not know how the other advisors are, but my advisor was more than helpful and incredibly encouraging. The disability services were pretty accommodating, as well.

Tia
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I love it! The curriculum is to easy yet challenging. I love the atmosphere and positivity. The advising is phenomenal and T...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! The curriculum is to easy yet challenging. I love the atmosphere and positivity. The advising is phenomenal and Though it is expensive they have the most up to date textbooks, classes and online service regarding schedules, Fafsa, etc. Ie, Columbia has an online chat line for course help which is extremely useful.

Sakyrah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia College Chicago is a great college to attend. It is perfect fore those students who didn't want o attend a typical u...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia College Chicago is a great college to attend. It is perfect fore those students who didn't want o attend a typical university. The diversity of this campus is beautiful. Everyone that attends this school is creative in their own unique way. It allows students from all over the world to join together and hare their artistic abilities.

MR Mister
What is your overall opinion of this school?

MFA Creative Producing- Absolutely not worth it. You can learn just as much about producing by being within the graduate dire...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

MFA Creative Producing- Absolutely not worth it. You can learn just as much about producing by being within the graduate directing program. If I would do it again, I would actually go into the undergrad cinematography program, there are strong connections in the community and the academics are superior with most people working in professional environments before they graduate.

Hadiatu
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I personally love Columbia. Like any other schools, it definitely has it's faults but overall it is a great place to grow and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally love Columbia. Like any other schools, it definitely has it's faults but overall it is a great place to grow and learn. Columbia is the type of school where you must take control over your own education as no one will be holding your hand. however, use the resources provide to you and you should be more than fine. My only qualm with Columbia has to be the lack of scholarship opportunities and the diversity among the scholarship requirements. You really have to search to find money for the already expensive school and then hope you're chosen for the award money. That aside, I have loved my experience here and wouldn't have traded it for any other school.

Zoe
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Expensive, but there's access to fantastic equipment and opportunities. The teachers are great, but the administration someti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Expensive, but there's access to fantastic equipment and opportunities. The teachers are great, but the administration sometimes cares more about money than the needs of the actual students. I wouldn't pay this much money for easy, so don't slack off. Take advantage of Columbia's opportunities and work really hard and going to this college pays off.

Gabriella
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This is one of the worst schools you could possibly go to. The students are the bottom of the barrel because they accept ever...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is one of the worst schools you could possibly go to. The students are the bottom of the barrel because they accept everyone that applies, and the administration is really bad. The school is too expensive for just an okay education. The only good thing is the professors but even then their are very few good ones. If you are not a 100% liberal this is not the school for you.

Carola
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a Production Design student in film and I really like it here. The main thing about Columbia though is that it is what yo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a Production Design student in film and I really like it here. The main thing about Columbia though is that it is what you make of it. You can put in very little effort and be ok but if you put in hard work and meet people and make good connections you really get a lot of good work done, especially in film.

Elizabeth
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia is a great school if you are seeking a career in the arts. The only thing students seem to complain about is the tui...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia is a great school if you are seeking a career in the arts. The only thing students seem to complain about is the tuition increasing every year. But over all the materials, faculty, and the machinery Columbia has is great. We are allowed to express out creative minds here.

Julia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Chicago is a great place to live for someone looking to go out-of-state for school but tuition is extremely pricey. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Chicago is a great place to live for someone looking to go out-of-state for school but tuition is extremely pricey. Columbia is an artistic school and I was going there to study journalism. I felt like while I was there I wasn't getting the education I was paying for. Classes were almost too easy and it felt like a second high school. A lot of my classmates had the same thought. The classes I took to go towards my major were on things I had already learned in high school. I never received feedback on any of the stories I wrote for class, so while I was there I wasn't sure whether my writing was improving. A lot of my classmates in the journalism department were changing their major to something else because they thought the department was that bad and most were transferring to a nearby university because they are the only school that will take all of Columbia's credits. I am transferring to Grand Valley State University and only 12 of my credits are transferring, which means I have to start as a freshman again. The faculty at Columbia is friendly and want their students to succeed. And while it was nice having teachers who worked at newspaper organizations, it felt like they were too busy with work sometimes to help their students. The dorms are nice and big, but the caf food sucks. The school has no greek life and only clubs. No sport teams. All of the academic buildings are very nice. Overall, I felt like I didn't get what I paid for.

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  • 9,671
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $22,792
  • Acceptance rate
  • 100%

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