Tuition & Fees

$19,500

$19,500

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
9%
600-699
3%
500-599
47%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
22%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
46%
12-17
26%
6-11
9%
24-29
13%
18-23
41%
12-17
46%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
56%
12-17
27%
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undergraduateRatios

26%

male

74%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 764
Declined + 116
Total Received 880
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Private (nonprofit)

1,379

undergraduate students

134

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Communication
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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 33-acre campus is located on the north side of Columbia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,513
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

33-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
29%
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
9%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
9%
600-699
3%
500-599
47%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
22%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
46%
12-17
26%
6-11
9%
24-29
13%
18-23
41%
12-17
46%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
56%
12-17
27%

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

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 764
Declined + 116
Total Received 880

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

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

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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

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,242

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $19,500
Room & board $7,900
Books & supplies $1,203
Total $28,603
Average Financial Aid - $20,242
Total with Avg. Aid $8,361

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,794,593
State $2,031,300
Institutional $5,951,276
Other external $106,228
Total $10,883,397

Non-need-based

Federal $1,195
State $1,023,362
Institutional $2,073,180
Other external $49,702
Total $3,147,439
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 803 786-3612
F: 803 786-3560

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
Criminal Justice
Dance
Dance Education
Divergent Learning
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
English
English Teacher Certification
Higher Education
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Certification
Media Writing
Middle Level Education
Music
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Special Education
Speech/Language Pathology
Studio Art
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Communication

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

1,513

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

1,379
students

Female
74%
1,025

Male
26%
354

9%

134
students

Female
70%
94

Male
30%
40

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

58%

802
students

Female
92%
737

Male
8%
65

42%

577
students

Female
50%
288

Male
50%
289

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Student Break-down

3%
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
54%
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

93%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

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

  • Health insurance
  • 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 21
Countries most often represented Canada
Germany
Mexico
Nigeria
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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