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Columbia College-Chicago


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Aleah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The college itself has great opportunities to be sought out, but extremely stressful situations come in a package deal with t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The college itself has great opportunities to be sought out, but extremely stressful situations come in a package deal with this school. For example, on-campus housing is a heavy load. Of course a somewhat expensive total for housing is to be expected, but the housing that is provided is completely overpriced. Plymouth Court (the premier housing for freshmen) is the cheapest housing option, yet the students still have to pay for clothes washing. Other housing options are good on paper, but end up being difficult to live in after a while. Another main problem is tuition at the school. Tuition at Columbia College is ridiculous. It raises every single year and I am already behind in the amount of money I owe to loan providers. I just finished my freshman year mind you. It seems as if colleges nowadays are creating a double standard for the young people going to college now. It seems as if the students cannot enjoy their college experience, because all the while they are obsessing over not having enough money to attend. It's a double standard because the times when other went to college was filled with experience and fun times. Of course it was stressful, but for completely different reasons. College attendees such as myself, are stressed beyond belief. We cry ourselves to sleep every single night because we don't know how we are going to make it in the world. The pressure of the future created a never ending rain cloud mentality and we are suffering because of the effects of past societal decisions. Columbia College Chicago clearly embodies that very same stress and pressure that students today are afraid of.

Kassandra
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Overall, Columbia College Chicago is a great school if you want to exposed to your area of interest immediately. You are give...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Columbia College Chicago is a great school if you want to exposed to your area of interest immediately. You are given instructors who are in the working field that they are teaching so you have an insight of what to expect and the reality of the work world. It's a great school to meet people to network with and also it's in CHICAGO! It's the best place to gain some of the greatest opportunities.

Keysy
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I visited this college around two weeks ago and all I could say is that I just love it. Everything is so amazing except for t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I visited this college around two weeks ago and all I could say is that I just love it. Everything is so amazing except for the price it's kinda expensive but I think it's worth it. I met some students and staff and they are pretty friendly and helpful as well. Money shouldn't be an obstacle for people's dream, therefore we need to look for financial help and make our dreams come true. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to that college that's why I chose to go for a visit and now I just can't wait for this fall! I'm so anxious for this new experience at agreat school.

Mikayla
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Columbia College is an amazing college and I am extremely happy that I chose to attend. I feel as though I have improved imme...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia College is an amazing college and I am extremely happy that I chose to attend. I feel as though I have improved immensely as an artist since I have started here and it's all thanks to the professors who are constantly encouraging and challenging me. Columbia has also already provided me with so many opportunities and I don't think I will have a problem getting into a career I want to be in by the time I graduate.

Jerikah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Columbia. I am very happy here, but only because I am applying myself. Our drop out rate is high (many of my friends a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Columbia. I am very happy here, but only because I am applying myself. Our drop out rate is high (many of my friends aren't coming back next semester) because Columbia is very much a survival-of-the-fittest environment. If you don't seek what you want, you won't get it. We also don't have a campus, really, so there is absolutely nowhere to go to meet people. We don't have a student center or anything, which makes it hard to make friends, another reason people drop out after their first year. I love my department but I also know that other departments aren't as accommodating or fun. Columbia is all concerned about money and image, and not as concerned with the safety and well being of its students.

Kaliyah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia College-Chicago is overall a great school. However, the experience people get from the school changes from person to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia College-Chicago is overall a great school. However, the experience people get from the school changes from person to person. That being the case, I would say that the vast majority of students are happy with Columbia. The school can't say that they are going to get you a job, but they try hard at making sure they teach you the skills so you can go out into the real world. Don't rely on Columbia to give you all the knowledge and skills. The world of art is very different from traditional college. Artists have to learn to be self-taught and self-motivated. Do not make what you learn in class all that you learn. Columbia is one of the many teaching tools that will aid your journey.

Genna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia is a good film school. It also provides a solid general education and free activities like film screenings and the w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia is a good film school. It also provides a solid general education and free activities like film screenings and the workroom. The faculty are experienced in their fields. I also really appreciate that we can take classes in our fields right away. However, the school is expensive and can be pretty unorganized.

Jamie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall rating of Columbia College-Chicago is that they need art instructors who help guide the students to better their a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall rating of Columbia College-Chicago is that they need art instructors who help guide the students to better their art in the direction that the student wants to work in. And they need to be open to students who do not want to make art for galleries, but rather are interested in making it to sell to business and people, to hang on their walls. I think that they also need to understand that some students are not interested in making art that is bloody, political, and sexual.

Nisshoken
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall Columbia College Chicago is a nice college for the art students. The only complaint I woud have to make is the campus...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall Columbia College Chicago is a nice college for the art students. The only complaint I woud have to make is the campus-life. I have multiple problems with the space I'm living in whether it's the dish washer, bathroom door, or cabinets. I also have had roommate issues that were not taken care of a while. Other than that, academically, Columbia is a great resource for that department.

Fernando
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it's great.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it's great.

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

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