Tuition & Fees

$28,900

$28,900

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

22%

78%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 450
Declined + 56
Total Received 506
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Private (nonprofit)

1,554

undergraduate students

96

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Early Childhood Education
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5117
ACT 3850

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
42%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
24%
400-499
47%
300-399
17%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
43%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
23%
18-23
48%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
25%
18-23
37%
12-17
26%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
33%
12-17
42%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Columbia, founded in 1854, is a church-affiliated college for women. Its 33-acre campus is located on the north side of Columbia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,650
Established in 1854
Coeducational Women's College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Columbia, SC

33-acre campus in Columbia (population: 133,358). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Columbia College
1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
35%
400-499
42%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
24%
400-499
47%
300-399
17%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
43%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
23%
18-23
48%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
25%
18-23
37%
12-17
26%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
33%
12-17
42%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 450
Declined + 56
Total Received 506

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Julie A. King
Director of Admissions
P: 800 277-1301
F: 803 786-3674
admissions@columbiasc.edu

Cost

Tuition $28,900
Room & board $7,650
Total $36,550
Average Financial Aid - $20,642
Total with Avg. Aid $15,908

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,642

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,018,418
State $2,720,068
Institutional $6,085,656
Other external $947,666
Total $12,771,808

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $517,853
Institutional $1,261,191
Other external $537,793
Total $2,316,837

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Southern States Athletic Conference
Mascot
fighting koala
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Behavioral Science
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Dance
Dance Education
Divergent Learning
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
English
English/Literary Studies
Higher Education
History
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Certification
Middle Level Education
Music
Organizational Change/Leadership
Political Science
Psychology
Public Affairs
Religion
Social Work
Spanish
Special Education
Speech/Language Pathology
Studio Art
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Undergraduate

94%

1,554
students

Female
78%
1,208

Male
22%
346

Graduate

6%

96
students

Female
92%
88

Male
8%
8

undergraduateFull-time

63%

994
students

Female
78%
766

Male
22%
228

undergraduatePart-time

37%

560
students

Female
79%
442

Male
21%
118

Transfer Admissions

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

95%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

33

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Australia
Bulgaria
England
India
Ireland
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

LaNae Briggs Buddin
Dean of Students
803 786-3856
lrbriggs@columbiasc.edu

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