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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
Our regional information sessions are designed for you
and your family to get to know us.
You’re passionate about your craft, and now you’re ready to take it to the next level. Columbia College Chicago is here to support and guide you. Our curriculum combines the rigor of liberal arts coursework with experiential learning. You’ll graduate prepared for success—in the arts, business and society.
You’ve completed high school, home school, or a GED by the time you enroll at Columbia. You have not enrolled in college-level coursework outside of Columbia after the summer immediately following high school graduation.Apply now
You’ve completed high school, home school or a GED and have enrolled in at least 1 credit of college-level coursework after the summer immediately following high school graduation. You have not yet earned a bachelor's degree.Apply now
You’ve earned a bachelor’s degree (or are nearly finished with one) and are interested in earning a master of arts, master of fine arts or master of arts management.Apply now