Columbia College

Columbia, SC

Columbia College

Columbia, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$20,690

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
550
25th
450
75th
500
25th
370
75th
18
25th
14
75th
17
25th
16
75th
20
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

18%

male

82%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 763
Declined 23
Total Received 786
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Private

1,388

undergraduate students

223

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Columbia College, founded in 1854, is a church-affiliated college for women. Its 50-acre campus is located on the north side of Columbia.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,611
Established in 1854
Coeducational Women Only
Religious affiliation Methodist

Social Networks

50-acre campus in Columbia (population: 133,114). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Columbia College
1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, SC
29203

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
15%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
550
25th
450
75th
500
25th
370
75th
18
25th
14
75th
17
25th
16
75th
20
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) May 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 763
Declined 23
Total Received 786

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

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Financial Aid

76%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,585

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $19,890
Room $4,100
Board $4,200
Additional fees $800
Books & supplies $1,268
Total $30,258
Average Financial Aid - $11,585
Total with Avg. Aid $18,673

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,525,812
State $2,440,334
Institutional $2,137,964
Other external $40,301
Total $7,144,411

Non-need-based

Federal
State $203,937
Institutional $606,292
Other external $17,300
Total $827,529

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 803 786-3612
F: 803 786-3560
fa@columbiasc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes
Basketball yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Behavioral Sciences. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Education, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Family and Community Services. yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Fire Science/Fire-fighting. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Pre-Nursing Studies. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. yes
Public Health Education and Promotion. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes
Social Work. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Disaster/emergency Management
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

1,611

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

1,388
students

Female
82%
1,138

Male
18%
250

14%

223
students

Female
78%
173

Male
22%
50

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

59%

817
students

Female
96%
781

Male
4%
36

41%

571
students

Female
63%
357

Male
37%
214

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
35%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
33%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

12%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Mongolia
Nigeria
Serbia
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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