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Tuition & Fees

$19,500

$19,500

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

27%

73%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 458
Declined + 68
Total Received 526
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Private (nonprofit)

1,456

undergraduate students

132

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Behavioral Science
  3. Community/organizational Leadership
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Codes

SAT 5117
ACT 3850

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
9%
500-599
28%
400-499
47%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
20%
400-499
56%
300-399
13%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
22%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
23%
18-23
39%
12-17
24%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
37%
12-17
40%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
21%
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School Facts

Columbia College, founded in 1854, is a church-affiliated college for women. Its 33-acre campus is located on the north side of Columbia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,588
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)

Columbia, SC

33-acre campus in Columbia (population: 134,309). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Columbia College
1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
9%
500-599
28%
400-499
47%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
20%
400-499
56%
300-399
13%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
22%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
23%
18-23
39%
12-17
24%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
37%
12-17
40%
30-36
3%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
21%

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 Recommended

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 458
Declined + 68
Total Received 526

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities

Considered

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Julie A. King
Director of Admissions
P: 800 277-1301
F: 803 786-3674
admissions@columbiasc.edu

Cost

Tuition $19,500
Room & board $7,900
Total $27,400
Average Financial Aid - $20,642
Total with Avg. Aid $6,758

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,642

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,018,418
State $2,720,068
Institutional $6,085,656
Other external $947,666
Total $12,771,808

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $517,853
Institutional $1,261,191
Other external $537,793
Total $2,316,837

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Southern States Athletic Conference
Mascot
fighting koala
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Behavioral Science
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Criminal Justice
Dance
Dance Education
Divergent Learning
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
English
English/Literary Studies
Higher Education
History
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Certification
Middle Level Education
Music
Nursing
Organizational Change/Leadership
Political Science
Psychology
Public Affairs
Religion
Social Work
Spanish
Special Education
Speech/Language Pathology
Studio Art
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Undergraduate

92%

1,456
students

Female
73%
1,057

Male
27%
399

Graduate

8%

132
students

Female
70%
93

Male
30%
39

undergraduateFull-time

71%

1,041
students

Female
75%
774

Male
25%
267

undergraduatePart-time

29%

415
students

Female
69%
283

Male
31%
132

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
33%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
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

97%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

33

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
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented Bulgaria
Germany
Ireland
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

LaNae Briggs Budden
Dean of Students
803 786-3856
lrbriggs@columbiasc.edu

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