Columbia College-Chicago Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Columbia College Chicago
Can I get into Columbia College-Chicago? Columbia College Chicago is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Columbia College Chicago directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.
Columbia College-Chicago SAT Scores
SAT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT-
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average SAT Score||N/A|
SAT scores are not required for admission consideration at Columbia College Chicago.
Columbia College-Chicago ACT Scores
ACT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT-
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average ACT Score||N/A|
ACT scores are not required for admission consideration at Columbia College Chicago.
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Columbia College Chicago. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Columbia College Chicago was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Columbia College-Chicago accepts 87% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||14%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||17%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||24%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||10%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||2%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
54% of Columbia College Chicago freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||8%|
|Top 25% of class||24%|
|Top 50% of class||54%|
|Bottom 50% of class||46%|
|Bottom 25% of class||18%|
Applications are DueMay 1, 2020
Days left to Apply98
Applicants have 98 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Columbia College-Chicago before the May 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Columbia College Chicago and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Not applicable|
|High School GPA||Not applicable|
|High School Class Rank||Not applicable|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Not applicable|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Not applicable|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144281 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College Chicago.
Frequently Asked Questions
Columbia College-Chicago has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.