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Tuition & Fees

$22,390

$22,390

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
25%
500-599
35%
400-499
28%
300-399
6%
700-800
4%
600-699
15%
500-599
39%
400-499
34%
300-399
8%
30-36
15%
24-29
38%
18-23
26%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
24-29
43%
18-23
34%
12-17
23%
30-36
13%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 185
Declined + 333
Total Received 518
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Private (nonprofit)

497

undergraduate students

468

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Intercultural Studies
  3. Youth Ministry/family/culture
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Codes

SAT 5116
ACT 3848

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School Facts

Columbia International University, founded in 1923, is a private, multi-denominational, biblical university. Its 400-acre campus is located just minutes from downtown Columbia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 965
Established in 1923
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Nondenominational Christian
Accredited by •  ABHE (Assn. for Biblical Higher Education)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Columbia, SC

450-acre campus in Columbia (population: 132,067), a few miles from downtown; branch campuses in Atlanta, GA, and abroad in Korntal, Germany. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Charlotte, NC (75 miles).

Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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
17%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
62%
Bottom 1/2
38%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
25%
500-599
35%
400-499
28%
300-399
6%
700-800
4%
600-699
15%
500-599
39%
400-499
34%
300-399
8%
30-36
15%
24-29
38%
18-23
26%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
24-29
43%
18-23
34%
12-17
23%
30-36
13%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
($45 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application 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 or ACT Required

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 185
Declined + 333
Total Received 518

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amy Van Horn
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 800 777-2227, extension 5024
F: 803 786-4209
yesciu@ciu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $999,505
State $1,006,939
Institutional $2,530,499
Other external $164,766
Total $4,701,709

Non-need-based

Federal
State $191,290
Institutional $742,907
Other external $45,478
Total $979,675

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
soccer
track (outdoor)

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCCAA
Mascot
Rams
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Academic Ministries
Bible Exposition
Bible Teaching
Biblical Languages
Business/Organizational Leadership
Chaplaincy
Christian Higher Education Leadership
Christian School Leadership
Church Ministry
Communication
Counseling
Curricular/Instructional Leadership
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Media/Cinema
Educational Administration
English
General Studies
Global Studies
Humanities
Intercultural Studies
Media Arts
Member Care
Middle Eastern Studies
Military Chaplaincy
Ministry Care
Ministry Leadership
Music
Muslim Studies
Preaching
Psychology
Sports Management
Teacher Education
Teaching
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Theological Studies
Youth Ministry Leadership
Youth/Ministry/Family/Culture
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Undergraduate

52%

497
students

Female
48%
240

Male
52%
257

Graduate

48%

468
students

Female
45%
211

Male
55%
257

undergraduateFull-time

91%

454
students

Female
51%
230

Male
49%
224

undergraduatePart-time

9%

43
students

Female
24%
10

Male
76%
33

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • 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
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Countries most often represented China
Germany
Kenya
Korea
Liberia
Panama
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nicole Brooker
International Students Admissions Counselor
803 807-5345
njones@ciu.edu

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