Tuition & Fees

$23,690

$23,690

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
12%
500-599
33%
400-499
49%
300-399
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
4%
500-599
37%
400-499
43%
300-399
14%
30-36
10%
24-29
21%
18-23
36%
12-17
33%
24-29
27%
18-23
46%
12-17
27%
24-29
35%
18-23
40%
12-17
25%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 165
Declined + 419
Total Received 584
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Private (nonprofit)

486

undergraduate students

544

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 5116
ACT 3848

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,030
Established in 1923
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Nondenominational Christian
Accredited by •  ABHE (Assn. for Biblical Higher Education)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Columbia, SC

450-acre campus in Columbia (population: 134,309), 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).

Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
73%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
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
5%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/4
16%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
12%
500-599
33%
400-499
49%
300-399
6%
700-800
2%
600-699
4%
500-599
37%
400-499
43%
300-399
14%
30-36
10%
24-29
21%
18-23
36%
12-17
33%
24-29
27%
18-23
46%
12-17
27%
24-29
35%
18-23
40%
12-17
25%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
($45 for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application 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 or ACT Required

Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 165
Declined + 419
Total Received 584

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amy Van Horn
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 800 777-2227, extension 5024
F: 803 786-4209
yesciu@ciu.edu

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,494

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $22,840
Room & board $8,150
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $600
Total $32,440
Average Financial Aid - $18,494
Total with Avg. Aid $13,946
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Patty Hix
Director of Financial Services
phix@ciu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
soccer
track (outdoor)

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Running, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

James Whitaker (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCCAA
Mascot
Rams
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Academic Ministries
Bible Exposition
Bible Teaching
Biblical Languages
Business/Organizational Leadership
Chaplaincy
Christian Higher Education Leadership
Christian School Leadership
Church Ministry
Communication
Counseling
Curricular/Instructional Leadership
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Media/Cinema
Educational Administration
English
General Studies
Global Studies
Humanities
Intercultural Studies
Media Arts
Member Care
Middle Eastern Studies
Military Chaplaincy
Ministry Care
Ministry Leadership
Music
Muslim Studies
Preaching
Psychology
Sports Management
Teacher Education
Teaching
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Theological Studies
Youth Ministry Leadership
Youth/Ministry/Family/Culture
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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

1,030

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

47%

486
students

Female
50%
244

Male
50%
242

53%

544
students

Female
46%
248

Male
54%
296

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

446
students

Female
52%
229

Male
48%
217

9%

40
students

Female
38%
15

Male
62%
25

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Countries most often represented China
Germany
Kenya
Liberia
Panama
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nicole Brooker
International Students Admissions Counselor
803 807-5345
njones@ciu.edu

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