Columbia College

Columbia, SC

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

Tuition & Fees

$19,890

$19,890

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
50%
300-399
6%
600-699
7%
500-599
24%
400-499
53%
300-399
16%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
22%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
6%
18-23
31%
12-17
44%
6-11
14%
24-29
11%
18-23
18%
12-17
71%
30-36
2%
24-29
10%
18-23
32%
12-17
55%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

16%

male

84%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 791
Declined + 28
Total Received 819
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Private (nonprofit)

1,102

undergraduate students

141

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Disaster/emergency Management
  3. Biology
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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 1,243
Established in 1854
Coeducational Women's College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  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
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
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
8%
Top 1/4
15%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
36%
400-499
50%
300-399
6%
600-699
7%
500-599
24%
400-499
53%
300-399
16%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
22%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
6%
18-23
31%
12-17
44%
6-11
14%
24-29
11%
18-23
18%
12-17
71%
30-36
2%
24-29
10%
18-23
32%
12-17
55%
6-11
1%

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

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 791
Declined + 28
Total Received 819

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

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,022

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $19,890
Room & board $8,295
Books & supplies $1,225
Total $29,410
Average Financial Aid - $14,022
Total with Avg. Aid $15,388

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Justin Pichey
Director of Financial Aid
jpichey@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
Athletic Coaching
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 Administration/Leadership
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
English
English Teacher Certification
Environmental Studies
Global Business
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Studies
Higher Education Administration
Human Services
Mathematics
Middle Level Education
Music
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Political Science
Psychology
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. 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

1,243

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

1,102
students

Female
84%
925

Male
16%
177

11%

141
students

Female
75%
106

Male
25%
35

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

69%

763
students

Female
96%
730

Male
4%
33

31%

339
students

Female
58%
195

Male
42%
144

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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
6%
Hispanic/Latino
34%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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 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

International Student Contact

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

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