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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent 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
Basketball
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Appalachian Athletic Conference

Majors

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

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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 transfered

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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