Columbia International University

Columbia, SC

Columbia International University

Columbia, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$24,650

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
480
75th
560
25th
460
75th
24
25th
17
75th
22
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 227
Declined 221
Total Received 448
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Private

937

undergraduate students

1,335

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Columbia International University, founded in 1923, is a private, multi-denominational, biblical university. Its 400-acre campus is located just minutes from downtown Columbia.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,272
Established in 1923
Coeducational Coeducational

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450-acre campus in Columbia (population: 133,114), a few miles from downtown; branch campuses in Atlanta, GA, and abroad in Korntal, Germany. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Charlotte, NC (75 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC
29203

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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
10%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
18%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
480
75th
560
25th
460
75th
24
25th
17
75th
22
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Other application fee ($45 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 227
Declined 221
Total Received 448

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • 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
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

68%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$15,832

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $23,550
Room & board $8,950
Additional fees $1,100
Books & supplies $600
Total $34,200
Average Financial Aid - $15,832
Total with Avg. Aid $18,368

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,224,306
State $1,002,550
Institutional $3,640,943
Other external $140,445
Total $6,008,244

Non-need-based

Federal
State $217,395
Institutional $874,514
Other external $51,415
Total $1,143,324

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 777-2227, extension 5036
finaid@ciu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, running, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
Bible/Biblical Studies.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Counseling Psychology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Divinity/Ministry.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
General Studies.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies.
International/Globalization Studies.
Islamic Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Missions/Missionary Studies.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Organizational Leadership.
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other.
Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies.
Psychology, General.
Religious Education.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other.
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Youth Ministry.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Intercultural Studies
  3. Youth Ministry/family/culture

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-theology

2,272

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

41%

937
students

Female
52%
490

Male
48%
447

59%

1,335
students

Female
50%
667

Male
50%
668

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

71%

669
students

Female
48%
324

Male
52%
345

29%

268
students

Female
62%
166

Male
38%
102

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

18%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Ethiopia
Germany
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special orientation

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