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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.

Hadley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The interesting thing is that Columbia College Chicago is vastly different depending on your department. I'm studying cinemat...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The interesting thing is that Columbia College Chicago is vastly different depending on your department. I'm studying cinematography and I think it's the best program in the country for it. There is a lot I wish was better in terms of organization and access, and I don't have anywhere near enough financial aid from the school to help with the continually raising tuition. I think it's a good school overall, but they're kind of lost, and frequently changing leadership and administration positions keep it from finding a foothold.

Zachary
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an alumni of Columbia, I will definitely it was a different experience from most colleges. The people/culture there is ver...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an alumni of Columbia, I will definitely it was a different experience from most colleges. The people/culture there is very odd. I was pressured to be intimate with a fellow gay student to avoid being "homophobic". From that, I contracted HIV. Testing positive allowed me to fit in more since your popularity was measured on how unfortunate , emotional, obnoxious, and fruity you were. In order to maximize showboating and gaining friends, I took a lot of HIV and told everyone I was positive. I also wore nothing but a sock over my private in order to tell the world I am free to express myself. I gloated to everyone about my outfit, including small children. This maximizes my confidence and boosts estrogen in a white privileged male like myself. Even though I identify as mop-up Jew.

Dillon
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoy Columbia College Chicago as a Music Business major but I am unable to minor in music and take classes that I'm intere...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoy Columbia College Chicago as a Music Business major but I am unable to minor in music and take classes that I'm interested in music. I enjoy the urban campus, overlooking Lake Michigan. Chicago is an awesome city except for the cold weather.

J
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great experience for making connections and networking. As a film student the resources I have are fair. However the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great experience for making connections and networking. As a film student the resources I have are fair. However the tuition is incredibly high and it seems like the money students pay isn't worth it. Overall It's a great but It may not be the school I'll graduate from.

Lincoln
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have genuinely enjoyed my time at Columbia so far. I have made several friends, I like my roommates, and I have learned use...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have genuinely enjoyed my time at Columbia so far. I have made several friends, I like my roommates, and I have learned useful things that I think will help me with my job in the future. I enjoy the atmosphere at Columbia. The classes are small and your teachers will all know your name, which is something that I enjoy. Everyone is very nice, and if they aren't then there are other people who will be nice to you. There is plenty to do within the school community and outside of it. The school will give you the resources you need to succeed, but you need to use them. Don't be afraid to ask for what you need. If you don't ask, you will not receive. Overall I would recommend this school, but I am aware that not everyone is like me.

L
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Finishing my first semester as a freshman at Columbia College Chicago, I can say that it is not your typical university and a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Finishing my first semester as a freshman at Columbia College Chicago, I can say that it is not your typical university and a great art school with lots of connections & opportunities. As an African American female attending Columbia, I've dealt with a few bias professors & roommates & had to push thru and do my best regardless of mistreatment and shady-like prejudice views. Most of my classes first semester, were classes that were intended to push students as a creative, learn about the culture & city of Chicago and allow students to get a feel for whatever field/major or industry that you're going into. Some general ed classes like Writing and Rhetoric I are a bit far fetched (like the given prompts assigned and projects) but overall it's a great class to expand your horizons in terms of writing. (highly recommend doing research on professors teaching this course BEFORE enrolling in them) It is important to get a good professor for this course and NOT one who generically discusses course work, doesn't help and engage students well and doesn't grade on time like I had. But besides that, make sure you're following your 4 year planning tool guide for your major that's provided online & you're taking all the classes you need to graduate on time. Transferring general ed courses is highly recommended also. Far as "party life" & friends, I would have to say Columbia is a dry campus. If you're into partying & going out..try going off campus to other schools or local art/party events in Chicago. Chicago is a diverse place so i'm sure one can find their "type of" parties if they meet the RIGHT people. Socializing & not being quiet if you want friends and a nice college experience is important! I can't stress this enough, so many people I've chatted with & my roommates all agree that Columbia is a school you have to open your mouth and network & meet people bc it is a hard place to meet friends living in a big city with the campus spread throughout the South Loop & majority of students commuting to school. If you see someone you think you'd get along with or wanna be friends with, speak! Making friends at this school is an important factor as well as academics. Join organizations and go to events. Those first couple of weeks at Columbia when you're new or a freshman is a great way to meet people so take advantage of it. I didn't go to very many events the first week of school & I regret it. ( i will say a lot of students tend to be introverts and socially awkward) I'm still struggling to meet people and find friends so take my advice to avoid being like me. But overall, check out the campus, talk to people, ask questions and if you're passionate about the arts and love Chicago, apply and attend Columbia.

Joseph
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia College Chicago is a wonderful school full of great opportunities that you as the student will have to venture out a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Columbia College Chicago is a wonderful school full of great opportunities that you as the student will have to venture out and find. As a current transfer student, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made coming to Columbia. The culture that this school has adapted makes them like no other school. Columbia can make student like myself, a business major who has a passion for music as a piano player, fit perfectly all while aiming towards getting his degree in one of the best cities in the world. All that this school requires is for you as the student to agree to work hard and manage your time. The results you produce will even surprise you!

Jackson
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school itself is overpriced for what you are receiving. Every year the heads raise the price by more and more yet take aw...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school itself is overpriced for what you are receiving. Every year the heads raise the price by more and more yet take away more of what we need to learn. I feel shafted at the education I am receiving for the price I have to pay. With that said, the teachers are mostly dedicated and great. They will always hear what you have to say and sometimes even give you their personal numbers to contact.

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