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Columbia College Chicago Student Life

Columbia College Chicago is in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois. Columbia College Chicago has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Columbia College Chicago does not have fraternities or sororities.

Columbia College Chicago has a thriving Black Student Union. In fact, more students participate in Black Student Union than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Columbia College Chicago include Student Athletics Association, Columbia Pride, Picture Perfect and Improv Club.

The Columbia College Chicago community comes together each year for Manifest Urban Arts Festival, New Student Convocation.

Columbia College Chicago Housing

Columbia College Chicago offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Columbia College Chicago students live off campus. In 2021, 26% of undergrads at Columbia College Chicago lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 72% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Columbia College Chicago.

Columbia College Chicago offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Columbia College Chicago Athletics

Columbia College Chicago does not have any athletic programs or the school has not reported any information on their athletic teams.

Safety at Columbia College Chicago

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Columbia College Chicago is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Columbia College Chicago campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Columbia College Chicago offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Columbia College Chicago has Marked security vehicle, segways and bicycles to provide rapid response to incidents.

Plan a Visit to Columbia College Chicago

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Columbia College Chicago, take Interstate 290 to Chicago, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Midway International Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Columbia College Chicago's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Columbia College Chicago Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

59%

In State

41%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

48%

23%

15%

5%

4%

3%

2%

0.18%

0.12%

Undergraduate Students

6,542

Graduate Students

227

Non-Resident / International Students

209

Columbia College Chicago Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,769

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

90%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$27,786

Out-of-State

$27,786

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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