Tuition & Fees

$23,940

$23,940

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
46%
400-499
37%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
5%
500-599
49%
400-499
42%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
14%
18-23
34%
12-17
44%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
31%
12-17
55%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
44%
12-17
34%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 204
Declined + 407
Total Received 611
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Private (nonprofit)

591

undergraduate students

627

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 1,218
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)

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Columbia, SC

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).

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
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
35%
Top 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
46%
400-499
37%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
5%
500-599
49%
400-499
42%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
14%
18-23
34%
12-17
44%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
31%
12-17
55%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
44%
12-17
34%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
($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

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 204
Declined + 407
Total Received 611

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

Silvia Lucaschi-Decker
Admissions
P: 800 777-2227, extension 5024
F: 803 786-4209
yesciu@ciu.edu

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,928

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $23,090
Room & board $8,850
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $600
Total $33,390
Average Financial Aid - $19,928
Total with Avg. Aid $13,462
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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
patty.hix@ciu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

soccer

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 Administration
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
Pastoral Theology
Philosophy
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

1,218

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

49%

591
students

Female
52%
306

Male
48%
285

51%

627
students

Female
47%
292

Male
53%
335

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

540
students

Female
53%
282

Male
47%
258

9%

51
students

Female
48%
24

Male
52%
27

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

72%

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 33
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Ethiopia
Germany
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Amy Van Horn
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
800 777-2227
yesciu@ciu.edu

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