Getting to Columbia

Directions to Campus

Columbia College Chicago is located in the heart of the third most populous city in the United States, and one of the most creative and forward-thinking cities in the world. Finding your way to us is a breeze, thanks to multiple interstates and a widespread public transit system.

Columbia occupies more than a dozen buildings across the South Loop in downtown Chicago. You'll find both our Admissions offices and the starting point for campus tours at 618 S. Michigan Ave. Our campus is easily accessible via public transportation, with countless "L" train and bus stops moments from our buildings.

Where to stay

The map above lists several hotels in proximity to campus. Columbia has partnered with the Chicago Hilton at 720 S. Michigan Ave (one block from our Welcome Center) to offer a special discounted rate to our guests. You can book this rate using the link below.


Parking information

There are many parking lots in the South Loop. Parking in the area can range from $10 to $25+, and weekend rates may vary. We do not recommend parking on the street.

Parking with SpotHero

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, with savings of up to 50 percent off drive-up costs. 

Reserve with SpotHero

New to SpotHero? Download the app and use code COLUMEDU for 10 percent savings on your first park.