Columbia College

Columbia, SC

Columbia College

Columbia, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$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%
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

1,102

undergraduate students

141

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 1,243
Established in 1854
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Columbia Metropolitan

Columbia College
1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia
29203

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Events

  • Ludy Bowl
  • Follies
  • Mom's Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
15%
Top 1/2
63%

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%
30-36
2%
24-29
10%
18-23
32%
12-17
55%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.54

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 791
Declined 28
Total Received 819

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
interview
standardized test scores

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 4
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $19,890
Room & board $8,295
Books & supplies $1,296
Other fees $4,855
Total $34,336
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NAIA

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
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Dance, General
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Social Work
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 68%
Student 4 year graduation rate 54%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
37%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
34%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

183

Transfer students enrolled

15%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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