Discover Columbia College Chicago

Our students

are passionate about using their talents to build a better world.

See our students’ work—and imagine yours alongside it!

Our alumni

are succeeding across all industries—and they’re waiting for you to join them when you graduate.

Our faculty

are working professionals who are ready to pass along their knowledge and prepare you for your career.

At Columbia, creativity is valued, honored, and respected.

It’s not just how you’re going to make a living; it’s how you’re going to make a difference.

Creativity, diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism:

We are an institution committed to making our world a better place for everybody—and we empower our students to be a part of it.

Columbia stories

expand beyond the classroom into the world. Our students, faculty, and alumni are out in the field, making an impact every day.

Our programs

will connect you to creative industries and help you find your niche within them.


US News and World Report; The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—these are just a few of the publications and organizations who’ve recognized what we (and our alums) have got going on…

But don’t just take our word for it.See who else has noticed!


What will you do when you’re not in class?

Campus life offers something for every interest.

Plus, Columbia supports students in every aspect of their health and success. with everything from academic advising, to tutoring, to counseling services, and more.

Our location

is in an unbeatable city (fires and pandemics have tried) that you can’t help but fall in love with.

Our facilities

are state-of-the-art, and we’re waiting to see what you can do with them.

Our residence halls

are where you’ll live, collaborate, and make lifelong friends. You’ll be in stylish accommodations just a few blocks from your classes.

There are so many reasons Columbia could be the right place for you, and we want you to learn about them all. And when you're ready to apply, we're here for you every step of the way! You can find your assigned Admissions Counselor using the map here.

We're committed to helping you navigate your financial options and to making Columbia affordable for every student. Learn about scholarships, grants, loans, and all the ways to fund your Columbia experience.