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The best way to get to know Columbia is to visit us! We offer general walking tours of campus and facilities Monday through Friday and select Saturdays.Sign up for a tour
At orientation you'll finalize your class schedule, meet your future classmates, and begin familiarizing yourself with our beautiful urban campus in the heart of Chicago.Sign up for fall orientation
Columbia College Chicago is a creative liberal arts college focused on 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 in the 21st century, wherever their interests and abilities take them.
A freshman student is an individual who has completed or will complete high school, home school, or a GED by the time he or she enrolls at Columbia, and who has not earned college credit after high school.Ready to Apply?
A transfer student is an individual who, after the completion of high school, home school or GED has earned some credit at another accredited college or university but has not yet earned a bachelor's degree.Ready to Apply?
A graduate student is an individual who already has a bachelor’s degree (or is nearly finished with one) and is interested in earning a Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts Management, or Master of Arts in Teaching.Ready to Apply?