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Tuition & Fees

$21,490

$21,490

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
21%
500-599
52%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
12%
500-599
43%
400-499
36%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
21%
18-23
51%
12-17
15%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
33%
18-23
35%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
16%
18-23
59%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 424
Declined + 11
Total Received 435
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Private (nonprofit)

549

undergraduate students

454

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 1,003
Established in 1923
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Evangelical
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: 133,358), 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
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
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
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
21%
500-599
52%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
19%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
12%
500-599
43%
400-499
36%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
21%
18-23
51%
12-17
15%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
33%
18-23
35%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
16%
18-23
59%
12-17
18%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
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

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 424
Declined + 11
Total Received 435

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Michael Sapienza
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 $1,067,724
State $1,112,990
Institutional $2,264,557
Other external $199,406
Total $4,644,677

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $276,891
Institutional $579,561
Other external $35,891
Total $892,343

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
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

55%

549
students

Female
49%
271

Male
51%
278

Graduate

45%

454
students

Female
44%
199

Male
56%
255

undergraduateFull-time

90%

495
students

Female
52%
253

Male
48%
242

undergraduatePart-time

10%

54
students

Female
34%
18

Male
66%
36

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

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
Hungary
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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