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Tuition & Fees

$7,200

$20,682

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
32%
400-499
48%
300-399
11%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
46%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
50%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
44%
12-17
36%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
61%
12-17
20%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,680
Declined + 1,480
Total Received 3,160
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Public

6,789

undergraduate students

1,618

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Computer Science
  3. Early Childhood Education
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Codes

SAT 5123
ACT 0807

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School Facts

Columbus State University, founded in 1958, is a public institution that became a senior member of the University System of Georgia in 1965. Its 132-acre modern campus is located in Columbus, 94 miles from Atlanta.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,407
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Columbus, GA

132-acre campus in Columbus (population: 197,485), 94 miles from Atlanta; classes offered at Fort Benning and in Americus, Griffin, LaGrange, and Thomaston. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Atlanta. Public transportation serves campus.

Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907-5645

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 5% of male students
 
7 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
34%
400-499
45%
300-399
8%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
32%
400-499
48%
300-399
11%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
46%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
50%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
44%
12-17
36%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
61%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 15 (priority deadline)
June 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,680
Declined + 1,480
Total Received 3,160

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Susan Lovell
Director of Admissions
P: 866 264-2035
F: 706 568-5091
admissions@columbusstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,890,432
State
Institutional $19,127
Other external $49,250
Total $14,958,809

Non-need-based

Federal $20,000
State $8,587,061
Institutional $595,199
Other external $450,844
Total $9,653,104

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Peach Belt Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
red, white, and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Computer Science
Art
Art Education
Art History
Biology
Biology Teacher Certification
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Certification
Communication
Community Counseling
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Space Sciences
Earth/Space Sciences Teacher Certification
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Engineering Studies
English Language/Literature
English Teacher Certification
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Science
Finance
French
French Teacher Certification
General Business
General Studies
Government Administration
Health Sciences
Health Services Administration
Health/Physical Education
History
History Teacher Certification
Information Technology
Information Technology Management
Justice Administration
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Certification
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
School Counseling
School Library Media
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish Teacher Certification
Special Education
Special Education/Mental Retardation
Theatre
Theatre Education
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Undergraduate

81%

6,789
students

Female
59%
4,020

Male
41%
2,769

Graduate

19%

1,618
students

Female
60%
970

Male
40%
648

undergraduateFull-time

71%

4,834
students

Female
61%
2,919

Male
39%
1,915

undergraduatePart-time

29%

1,955
students

Female
57%
1,101

Male
43%
854

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
36%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

21

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Countries most often represented Brazil
Colombia
Jamaica
Kenya
South Africa
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Adam Johnson
Assistant Director
706 565-4037
international@columbusstate.edu

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