Columbia College Chicago


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Illinois


With more than 120 academic programs and nearly 11,000 students, Columbia College Chicago is the largest and most diverse private arts and media college in the nation. Because of our size, we can offer an unparalleled array of courses with exceptional technological resources in the heart of one of America's greatest cities. The city is our laboratory. We live in 16 buildings that sit in the heart of Chicago's South Loop, home to the Chicago Symphony, the Art Institute, and the Museum Campus. Chicago inspires and instructs: Students gain real-world experience through internships and part-time jobs in the city.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 12464
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Faculty: 342

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 36:1
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Contact Information

600 South Michigan
Chicago Illinois 60605


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Main Phone: 312-663-1600

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Admissions Contact:
Murphy Monroe
Executive Director of Admissions, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Susan Sindlinger
Director, Office of Transfer Evaluation

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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is no minimum GPA required.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for a course taken at a regionally accredited institution where course work is similar to that taught at Columbia and a grade of at least a C has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
There is no credit minimum. Maximum credits from a two-year institution - 62 credits. Maximum credits from a four-year institution - 88 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
While not required, SAT scores are recommended for all applicants.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
One letter of recommendation from an instructor, guidance counselor or other individual who is qualified to comment on your potential to complete college level work in an arts and communications curriculum is required.

Essay(s) required:
All applicants must complete the essay found on the application.

Application Fee:
Yes, $35 nonrefundable fee must be submitted with the application.

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Transfers Applied: 1994

Transfers Accepted: 1794

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 90%

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Scholarships - Dempsey J. Travis Scholarship Foundation, Hillary Kalish Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Poetry Scholarship, Ronn Pitts Scholarship, Transfer Student Scholarship. Contact Student Financial Services at 866-705-0200.

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