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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
6,568
Undergraduate
Students
(57.7%) 3,791 Women
(42.3%) 2,777 Men
257
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 8,088 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.34
SAT Math
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
577 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,212
Tuition and Fees
$27,756
Room and Board
$16,000
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$14,990
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
278
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 given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
34% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
13.8% Black/African-American
17.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.0% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students
5.1% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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