Our diverse faculty are academics and practitioners—industry leaders who live what they teach and inspire students to Shape What’s Next.
Columbia's art-splashed urban campus is located in the heart of Chicago, a vibrant city that can be your classroom, your canvas, and your home. At Columbia, we value your expertise in theory and practice. Work alongside award-winning scholars, artists and entrepreneurs and empower students to turn their ideas into creative practice.
About Columbia College Chicago
Columbia's lively campus is in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood with nearly 6,700 students, 900 faculty (both full and part-time), and 1,900 staff. Columbia offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, more than 100 majors and programs, has 16 academic departments, and three schools: School of Fine and Performing Arts, School of Media Arts, and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In 2019, Columbia opened its first-ever Student Center, a five-story, 114,000 square-foot space—a campus hub for students, faculty, and staff to gather, collaborate, learn, and celebrate.
The college is committed to cultivating an environment that promotes principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across a spectrum of practices such as curriculum, pedagogy, communications, and professional development. As such, those applying to the college must include an Inclusive Excellence Statement as part of their application. To learn more about Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, visit the Academic DEI website.