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DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO NOT ATTENDNot so brightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Many cons
1. I was harassed almost everyday on ym way to class by homless people and drug addicts
2. Half of the clubs aren't a thing
3. impossible to make friends
4. sem-dangerous part of town, only 2-3 blocks away from where it start's getting considered bad
5. COUNSELORS SUCK, i went in for help and they basically told me that they couldn't help me. I was in tears from my depression and anxiety and they basically wanted me to suffer and didn't try to offer help or support.

7. the head of the fashion department was an english major8. the cancelled the BFA and lied to us all, people dropped out like flies including me and received no refund.

1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Social Life: A+, Education Quality: F
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Many of the peopleBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Many of the people "teaching" the classes don't have degrees in the area they teach in, and haven't worked in the area either. Really seems like it's a scam for the most part.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
Surrounding City: A-, Education Quality: F
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Do not attend this school, it is aQuite BrightJournalism
Do not attend this school, it is a complete waste of time and money. I chose this school with the mindset that I finally found a creative outlet, but I was definitely wrong. Since attending this school I have lost any creative interest I once possessed and I have even grown sick of any artistic hobbies I had in the past. The teachers are poor at best. I doubt i've gained any knowledge after attending two semesters. I can't help but feel like i'm wasting my life. Dragging myself to class every day is harder than the school work (or lack of). The teachers are unsure of what they are teaching, some even read off of note cards the whole lecture. I've even had teachers admit they have no educational training and "may not being doing this whole teaching thing correctly." I've also had teachers that do nothing but brag about their successful artistic past. It is interesting to hear about your teachers passions and achievements, but all they are doing is constantly reminding students of their success while the students that attend this school work towards a failure of a future. Every moment spent here is a joke to me. The school decided to use a new online portal system that none of the staff know how to work. Grades are a mystery until the end of the semester. Although it is almost impossible to not do well here, I still found myself worrying about my assignments, wondering if they ever even left the teachers desk. I guess if you go far off the set path they lead you down, you CAN find success through this school, but if you want a serious education with staff that is actively working towards assisting you find a bright future for yourself, don't attend Columbia College Chicago.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Surrounding City: A, Education Quality: F
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