Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

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International Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$7,334

$21,152

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
47%
400-499
39%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
31%
400-499
51%
300-399
9%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
46%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
16%
18-23
46%
12-17
30%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
47%
12-17
35%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
58%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,288
Declined + 593
Total Received 2,881
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Public

6,501

undergraduate students

1,376

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Computer Science
  3. Early Childhood Education
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Codes

SAT 5123
ACT 0807

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School Facts

Columbus State University, founded in 1958, is a public institution that became a senior member of the University System of Georgia in 1965. Its 132-acre modern campus is located in Columbus, 94 miles from Atlanta.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,877
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Columbus, GA

132-acre campus in Columbus (population: 197,485), 94 miles from Atlanta; classes offered at Fort Benning and in Americus, Griffin, LaGrange, and Thomaston. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Atlanta. Public transportation serves campus.

Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907-5645

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
55%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 5% of male students
 
7 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
47%
400-499
39%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
31%
400-499
51%
300-399
9%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
46%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
16%
18-23
46%
12-17
30%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
47%
12-17
35%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
58%
12-17
21%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 15 (priority deadline)
June 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,288
Declined + 593
Total Received 2,881

Admissions Factors

Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Sallie McMullin
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 866 264-2035
F: 706 568-5091
admissions@columbusstate.edu

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,142.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,464
Room $5,990
Board $4,160
Additional fees $1,870
Books & supplies $1,440
Total $18,924
Average Financial Aid - $10,142
Total with Avg. Aid $8,782
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 264-2035
F: 706 568-2230
financial_aid@columbusstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Stephanie Lawrence
Director of Financial Aid
lawrence_stephanie@columbusstate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, bass fishing, cheerleading, cycling, football, martial arts, outdoor adventures, paintball, shot gun, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, dodgeball, flag football, kickball, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Todd Reeser (men's)
Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Peach Belt Conference
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
red, white, and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Computer Science
Art
Art Education
Art History
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction in Accomplished Teaching
Curriculum/Leadership
Cybersecurity
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Space Science
Educational Leadership
Engineering Studies
English Language/Literature
Exercise Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Film Production
Finance
General Business
Health Science
Health/Physical Education
History
Information Technology
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
Modern Language/Culture
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Safety Administration
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Specialist in Education
Teacher Leadership
Theatre
Theatre Education
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Computer Science
  3. Early Childhood Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-medicine

7,877

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

6,501
students

Female
61%
3,936

Male
39%
2,565

17%

1,376
students

Female
65%
896

Male
35%
480

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

4,554
students

Female
62%
2,782

Male
38%
1,772

30%

1,947
students

Female
60%
1,154

Male
40%
793

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
38%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

73%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30

Winter: December 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

21

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Countries most often represented Brazil
Colombia
Jamaica
Kenya
South Africa
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kristin Williams
Director of Graduate & Global Admissions
706 507-8800
williams_kristin@columbusstate.edu

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