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ACCEPTANCE RATE

90.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

89%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

13:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$10,012

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

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Columbia College Chicago

4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, IL

Columbia College Chicago provides a variety of degree programs for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Chicago, Illinois and operated as a private institution. Approximately twelve thousand students are enrolled per year at Columbia College Chicago.

Areas of study offered at Columbia College Chicago include:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Communication Technology
  • English Language And Literature
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

The school has an open enrollment policy, admitting any applicants that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, records, test scores, and letters of recommendations may be needed for certain programs.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $23,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's tuition calculator to identify their cost of attendance. This school may offer financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Students who would like to see more about this school may check out their website at http://www.colum.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants Columbia College Chicago accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Columbia College Chicago has a total student population of about 6,800, where graduate students make up roughly 19% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $27,000-$32,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Per unit charges are around $1,000 for part time students
  • The estimated cost for room and board is around $19,000, which includes fifteen meals provided per week

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$11,290
Receiving Student Loans67%$7,956
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Columbia College Chicago may provide services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
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Programs Offered

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