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Colleges / Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is a private, nonprofit college in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Columbia College Chicago was founded in 1890. The college enrolls around 6,736 students per year, including 6,493 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Columbia College Chicago

It is not difficult to get into Columbia College Chicago. Around 96% of applicants get into Columbia College Chicago each year. In 2022, 6,903 out of 7,218 total applicants were accepted.

Columbia College Chicago Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 38%

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Columbia College Chicago is located in the city of Chicago.

If you want to see Columbia College Chicago for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 290 to Chicago, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Midway International Airport.

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College Info

600 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605-1996

Campus Setting: Urban

Columbia College Chicago Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Columbia College Chicago is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Columbia College Chicago is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Columbia College Chicago SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1180


Math SAT Range

450 - 578


Reading SAT Range

480 - 618

Columbia College Chicago Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Columbia College Chicago is like? There are approximately 6,736 students enrolled at Columbia College Chicago, including 6,493 undergraduate students and 243 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 58% percent are from IL and 42% percent of students are from other states.


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