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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
42%
400-499
44%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
52%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 161
Declined 175
Total Received 336
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Private

621

undergraduate students

839

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,460
Established in 1923
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation nondenominational

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Columbia, SC
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Columbia Metropolitan

Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC
29203

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Union
  • Mu Kappa
  • Student Missions Connection
  • GradLife
  • African American Fellowship Ministries

Top Events

  • World Christian Week
  • Homecoming
  • Winter Formal Banquet
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Campus Facts

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

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
10%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
65%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
42%
400-499
44%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
52%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.32

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 161
Declined 175
Total Received 336

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest

Considered

extracurricular activities
volunteer work

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,658

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $23,550
Room & board $8,950
Additional fees $1,100
Books & supplies $600
Other fees $2,710
Total $36,910
Average Financial Aid - $4,658
Total with Avg. Aid $32,252
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Financial Facts

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

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Soccer

Club Sports - Women's

soccer

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Psychology, General
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Youth Ministry
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

1,460

total students

48%

in-state

52%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

43%

621
students

Female
50%
311

Male
50%
310

57%

839
students

Female
47%
395

Male
53%
444

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

531
students

Female
50%
263

Male
50%
268

15%

90
students

Female
54%
48

Male
46%
42

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Student Facts

Student 4 year graduation rate 47%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Not Reported

Transfer students enrolled

-

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
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 yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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