Tuition & Fees

$19,890

$19,890

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
52%
300-399
9%
600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
43%
300-399
18%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
22%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
34%
12-17
45%
6-11
12%
24-29
3%
18-23
21%
12-17
76%
24-29
3%
18-23
40%
12-17
55%
6-11
2%
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undergraduateRatios

20%

male

80%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 841
Declined + 36
Total Received 877
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Private (nonprofit)

1,165

undergraduate students

111

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Disaster/emergency Management
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5117
ACT 3850

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,276
Established in 1854
Coeducational Women's College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Columbia, SC

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

Columbia College
1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
52%
300-399
9%
600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
43%
300-399
18%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
22%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
34%
12-17
45%
6-11
12%
24-29
3%
18-23
21%
12-17
76%
24-29
3%
18-23
40%
12-17
55%
6-11
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority 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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 841
Declined + 36
Total Received 877

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Ryan Longe
Director of Admissions Operations
P: 800 277-1301
F: 803 786-3674
admissions@columbiasc.edu

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,428

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $19,890
Room & board $7,650
Books & supplies $1,203
Total $28,743
Average Financial Aid - $15,428
Total with Avg. Aid $13,315

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,627,981
State $2,920,257
Institutional $2,090,942
Other external $146,104
Total $7,785,284

Non-need-based

Federal $21,837
State $293,014
Institutional $795,743
Other external $32,634
Total $1,143,228
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Constance Drakeford
Director of Financial Aid
cmdrakeford@columbiasc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference
Mascot
fighting koala
School colors
purple and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Behavioral Science
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Communication
Community/Organizational Leadership
Community/Public Health
Computer Information Systems
Contractual Studies
Criminal Justice
Dance
Dance Education
Divergent Learning
Early Childhood Education
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
English
English Teacher Certification
Environmental Studies
Global Business
Healthcare Management
Higher Education
Human Services
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Certification
Media Writing
Middle Level Education
Music
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Respiratory Therapy
Social Work
Special Education
Speech/Language Pathology
Studio Art
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Most Popular Majors

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

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

1,276

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

1,165
students

Female
80%
927

Male
20%
238

9%

111
students

Female
69%
77

Male
31%
34

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

765
students

Female
94%
712

Male
6%
53

35%

400
students

Female
54%
215

Male
46%
185

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
37%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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 Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Germany
Mongolia
Palestine
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ryan Longe
Director of Admissions Operations
803 786-3091
rlonge@columbiasc.edu

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