Columbia College Chicago an arts and media-focused liberal arts college dedicated to rigorous academics, hands-on learning, collaboration and career preparation. We offer an inclusive learning environment where students are encouraged to take creative risks, develop an authentic voice and author the culture of their time. Our award-winning faculty of working professionals and our location in Chicago–which provides access to an array of internship and professional experiences–prepare graduates for a creative career, wherever their interests and abilities tak e them.
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A Well-Rounded Curriculum
In addition to having a strong liberal arts core and focused courses in individual majors, Columbia's curriculum is bolstered by a faculty of working professionals. These practicing professionals expose students to valuable insights, viewpoints and a realistic understanding of contemporary industry landscapes. Columbia also has an Honors Program, which provides specially designed courses that emphasize more independent research and applied learning.
Inclusive and Active Student Body
Inclusivity is inextricably linked to Columbia's educational purpose. We are deeply committed to the hard work that goes into making our community welcoming to every student. We believe that a community that brings together diverse voices and experiences is fertile ground for new ideas and creative practice. We encourage students to collaborate with difference and embrace new perspectives.
Vibrant Urban Campus
Columbia is an eclectic, urban community located in Chicago's arts and education corridor. Conveniently located residence halls and easy access to public transportation allow Columbia's faculty and students to use the entire city as a social, cultural, educational and professional resource.
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