- Undergrad: 11,138
- Grad: 487
- 5-year change: 3.29%
11,138 undergraduates and 487 graduate students come from all 50 states and more than 40 countries.
Enrollment by ethnicity undergraduate
|D||Asian, Pacific Islander||270||2.4%|
|E||Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander||34||0.3%|
|H||American Indian/Alaskan Native||43||0.4%|
One-third of our student body is African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, or multiracial—making Columbia the most diverse of any private arts college.
Freshmen, Completed Applications
- 5-year change: 40.79%
Of the total freshman class, 22% came from metro Chicago, 15.3% came from the Chicago area, 4.7% were from other areas in Illinois, 57% came from other states, and 1% were from international areas.
Residential Student Population (students living on campus)
- 5-year change: 6%
Columbia opened its first residence hall, at 731 S. Plymouth Ct., in 1993. Today, it houses more than 2,400 students in four residence centers.
Tuition and Fees (academic year)
- 5-year change: 11%
Columbia’s tuition is among the lowest of all private arts and media colleges in the nation.