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Columbia, founded in 1890, is a private college of liberal arts, public arts, and information media studies. Its facilities are located in high-rise buildings in Chicago.

Website: www.colum.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,708
Undergraduate
Students
(57.9%) 3,887 Women
(42.1%) 2,821 Men
239
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 7,430 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.39
SAT Math
525 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
554 average
490-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
20-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,230
Tuition and Fees
$28,318
Room and Board
$16,456
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Freshman Award
$20,086
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$34,328
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
259
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 58% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.9% Asian
14.5% Black/African-American
20.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.7% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students
4.2% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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