Located in Chicago's South Loop, Columbia College comprises 14 buildings. The Admissions office is located at 600 South Michigan Avenue. Our gallery and performance spaces are distributed around the campus - so if you're coming for an event be sure to check the listing for an address and then our campus map. We also post building hours.
On Chicago's grid, Columbia generally located around "200 east and 600 south" (which is the way Chicagoans talk). That makes the campus easily accessible by the Dan Ryan (90); Lake Shore Drive; and the CTA's Red, Green, and Orange lines - as well as several bus routes.
By CTA Rapid Transit
From I-55 (Stevenson): proceed to the end of the expressway and take Lake Shore Drive north to Balbo Street. Take Balbo to Wabash; turn right to Harrison.
From I-57 to I-94 (Dan Ryan) or I-90/94 (Kennedy/Edens): exit on Congress Parkway. Drive east to Wabash; turn right to Harrison Street.
From I-290 (Eisenhower): follow signs for Congress Parkway. Drive east to Wabash; turn right to Harrison Street.
Parking: parking is available on Wabash between Harrison and Balbo and on the corner of Wabash and Harrison. Walk east on Harrison to Columbia College Chicago. Get your ticket stamped at any of our security guard stations for a discount rate.
MapQuest: view a map pinpointing Columbia College or get driving Instructions to 600 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.
By Metra / Amtrak
Northwest Station & Union Station: take the Indiana/Hyde Park # 1 bus from Adams and Canal Street south to Michigan and Harrison.
LaSalle Station: walk five blocks east on Harrison to Michigan Avenue.
Randolph Station: take the # 3 bus from Randolph and Michigan south to Harrison.
Toll Free: 1-888-968-7282
Monday thru Friday: Harrison and State stop. Walk two blocks east to Michigan Ave.
Weekends and Holidays: Jackson and State stop. Walk two blocks east to Michigan Ave., turn right and walk three blocks south to Harrison.
Subway "EL:" take Orange Line to Library/Van Buren stop. Walk east to Michigan Avenue. Take right to Harrison.
Taxi: expect to pay around $25 from Midway to Columbia College.
Subway "EL:" take Blue Line to LaSalle stop. Walk east on Congress to Michigan Avenue. Take right to Harrison.
Taxi: expect to pay around $40 from O'Hare to Columbia College.