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Columbia College-Chicago Admission Requirements

Chicago, Illinois

Chances of getting into Columbia College Chicago

Open Admission Policy

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.

Can you get in?

Find out which students are getting accepted at Columbia College-Chicago, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Columbia College-Chicago SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Columbia College Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Columbia College Chicago
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Columbia College-Chicago ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Columbia College Chicago
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Columbia College Chicago
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Columbia College-Chicago GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

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 #39 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Columbia College Chicago students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 16% Good
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

54% of Columbia College Chicago freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Columbia College Chicago students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Columbia College Chicago and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Columbia College Chicago Admission Requirements
Test Scores Not applicable
High School GPA Not applicable
High School Class Rank Not applicable
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not applicable
Recommendations Not applicable
Demonstration of Competencies Not applicable

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Columbia College Chicago
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
C
Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

K
Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, Kentucky

K
Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Vancleve, Kentucky

A
Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Kentucky

O
Oakwood University

Huntsville, Alabama

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144281 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College Chicago.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Columbia College Chicago?

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.


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