Educating from a Biblical World-View
Columbia International University’s soul-nourishing Bible classes and rigorous academic and professional training will prepare you for whatever work God is calling you to do. Our educational philosophy:
Just open it up and we’ll fill it with academic excellence with the Bible at its core. You’ll graduate with a double major—one major in Bible and the other in an academic/professional major.
We’ll help you make it pump for Jesus. Frequent resuscitations are prescribed through chapel, conferences, small group ministries, prayer days, and your involvement in a local church of your choice.
Expect them to get dirty. Ministry and career opportunities are hands-on as you begin to reach out to a world in need.
To impact the world, we need to go to the world. That’s why CIU’s middle name is “International.” You’ll learn from professors who have logged more than 450 years of international experience in over 25 countries! We’ve even named the main street onto campus International Boulevard. It’s lined with flags from countries around the world representing the more than 20 nations that CIU students call home and nearly 150 nations where CIU graduates are serving.
Jesus said to make disciples of all nations. So let’s go! You may find yourself studying in Europe, Mexico, Fiji, or even walking in the sandal steps of Jesus in Jerusalem. You may even go to a country you’ve never heard of. On-campus student activities include intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, beach and ski trips, World Christian Week, Spirit Week, Christian Life Conference, and a ton more! So, check us out during Preview Days held each fall and spring. Also in the fall, high school seniors can compete for a full-tuition scholarship at the R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend.
To learn more, visit ciu.edu or call 800-777-2227.
Established in 1923
Located in Columbia, South Carolina
560 total undergraduate students
(49% male, 51% female)
543 total graduate and seminary students
(55% male, 45% female)
20:1 student-faculty ratio
Average class size: 17
Average students per residence hall: 25
19 undergraduate majors offered
Top five majors:
Business and Organizational Leadership
Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
Room and board: $7,310
Average financial aid package: $16,060
(includes federal direct loans)
83% of undergraduate students receiving institutional
financial aid in grants and scholarships
College athletics: CIU Rams
National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
Men’s and women’s soccer, basketball,
cross-country, and track; men’s golf