Starting a new school is always exciting. Making new friends, decorating your dorm and finally becoming independent are great things to look forward to. Here are 5 reasons I’m excited to start at Columbia College Chicago!
1. Its Location
The Windy City aka Chicago, a city full of so many opportunities. Filled with diverse backgrounds, history, music and food. Columbia Chicago sits right in the middle of South loop of downtown Chicago. Many amazing spots surround it, such as Cloud Gate, The Bean and so many wall murals. A student will hardly find themselves bored throughout the week
The biggest event of the school year, where graduating student showcase their talents and work pieces. A urban arts festival filled with live performances, artwork, readings and every other creative masterpiece you can think of. Ultimately also inspiring underclassmen to work harder each year and achieve their dreams
3. Creative Environment
Going to an art school normally has a bad rep with a lot of people thinking that you’re not choosing a steady career path, choosing Columbia Chicago allows students to focus on their creative fields. Surround yourself with your fellow peers who are passionate about their work and strive to express themselves creatively, brings good vibes to your overall college experience. This also means that classes are filled with hands on experiences that will help students put their skills into the real world
4. Relatively Small Classes
Columbia Chicago is a small school with a population of about 9,000 undergraduate students which makes the student to faculty ration 13:1. Of course there are some bigger classes but compared to other big State schools with classes filled up to 80 students . Columbia Chicago students get to actually get closer, build relationships and interact with our teachers and fellow peers.
Throughout your 4 years of college, making a name for yourself is an important part of jumpstarting your career. Whether it be by internships or working with other creative students, Columbia Chicago offers many opportunities and tools for their students talents to get out there and it’s up to you to use and take advantage of. Many of the professors are involved in the subject they teach. This can help students build contacts.