Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago


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Recent Reviews

Sarah
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I was once asked what an inconvenience store would sell, and my response was "Columbia College Chicago merchandise". Most of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I was once asked what an inconvenience store would sell, and my response was "Columbia College Chicago merchandise". Most of the teachers were adjunct, and none of them made enough to care about the students. The professors that were passionate about their field were often fired, simply not present in enough of the majors, or too interested in selling their own books and bragging about their accomplishments. The campus never had a lot of extracurricular activities going on, the students were always high, and I found it very difficult to make friends. Professors focused on getting students to compete with one another rather than collaborating, which was supposed to be the goal of the cohort. The school cut classes and completely changed around many majors halfway through my time there, which completely damaged some students' educational paths. Columbia even bought the debt of another school halfway through my time there and guaranteed them a tuition rate they would never consider offering their own students, who had to deal with crushing tuition raises every year. I honestly wish I had dropped out before acquiring too many credits, although it would not have mattered because almost none of Columbia's classes transfer to other colleges. Instead of believing the lie that I would be guaranteed a job after graduation because "employers love Columbia grads", I wish I had been shown the reality that Columbia does not prepare students to compete for careers in competitive art fields. I don't know anyone in my cohort who got a job related to their studies after graduation, and I consider my diploma to be nothing but an incredibly expensive receipt. I am glad to have the degree because it allowed me to apply for the graduate degree that will lead to my dream job, but I would give this school less than one star if I could.

Suanna
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I have loved my experience at Columbia College Chicago. It feels good to be surrounded by people doing meaningful and creativ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have loved my experience at Columbia College Chicago. It feels good to be surrounded by people doing meaningful and creative projects all of the time. The teachers are pretty much always available to answer questions or provide feedback. They have a lot of film screenings, practicum events, and networking resources. They really care that you meet the right people and are set up for success when you move on from collegiate life. I am really thankful for my opportunity to study there.

Kierra
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Columbia College Chicago is a excellent school. I'm so happy I decided to come here to get a acting education. There are many...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia College Chicago is a excellent school. I'm so happy I decided to come here to get a acting education. There are many good teachers here who help the students with their lessons and want to see them thrive and do something with their lives. Also there are many programs that help the students with their careers and what they want to do in life. Also there is a club here for every student that can help them make new friends and feel at home.

Paige
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Expensive, but worth the money if you go for an internship.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Expensive, but worth the money if you go for an internship.

Areyona
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My overall opinion on columbia college was great school. My tour guide made sure that everyone felt comfortable no matter our...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion on columbia college was great school. My tour guide made sure that everyone felt comfortable no matter our different majors. He also thoroughly showed us places that can be of use to our personal life outside of the class. After the tour we also were able to meet the head of admissions who explained the whole process to us to make sure that we went home with all of our questions answered.

Kayla
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Amazing school to attend if you are interested in arts media fashion business. They have many different course to choose from...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Amazing school to attend if you are interested in arts media fashion business. They have many different course to choose from. The school is in the heart of Chicago so beautiful and so many things to do because everything so close by. My favorite thing about the school was the campus it was so nice and roomy. So many different cultures and many people to meet from all over the world.

Brooke
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Columbia College Chicago is a good school for those looking to go into a more artistic field. The priorities lay in the arts,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia College Chicago is a good school for those looking to go into a more artistic field. The priorities lay in the arts, with lots of opportunities for students who want to professionally go into the art world, whether that be theater, film, fine arts or more.

Estefany
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I honestly am in love with CCC. It’s a great school with a lot of resources and great classes. Our professors also work in th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I honestly am in love with CCC. It’s a great school with a lot of resources and great classes. Our professors also work in the fields they teach at their current time of teaching which is why a majority of them are part-time. It’s a very expensive school, that’s no joke but it’s worth the price. Like I said before, there are a lot of resources, you just have to be willing to go out there and see what they have. This is also a school where you get out what you put in so if you so that you are truly passionate about your major and/or minor and that you’re willing to do the hard work and whatever it takes to succeed, then that's the type of experience you're going to have. But if you’re wanting a school where you can just breeze by and just party and whatnot, you’re not going to make it. Columbia is a really great school with a lot of great opportunities for students that are willing to go out there and show what they got.

John R
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My opinion of Columbia Colege Chicago is that the students who attend this school are gifted individuals. At Columbia individ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion of Columbia Colege Chicago is that the students who attend this school are gifted individuals. At Columbia individuality is a big part at Columbia. Columbia wants there students to be open to new ideas and let there creativity run wild. I mean we're an performing arts school. We're destined for amazing futures, abd that our imagination is the greatest tool and Columbia student can have in their arsenal. Aren't all the greatest tales born in the minds of the most unpredictable people.

Angelica
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I enjoy going to this school. I have had a great experience so far throughout my first year as the teachers have been very he...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoy going to this school. I have had a great experience so far throughout my first year as the teachers have been very helpful and I feel like I am learning a lot. There are many clubs and activities for students to join which can be helpful for people to make friends with fellow students. Overall, I am excited to go back in the fall this year and continue studying for my major.

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  • Enrollment
  • 7,809
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $25,334
  • Acceptance rate
  • 88%

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