Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,200

$20,682

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
48%
400-499
37%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
48%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
60%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,166
Declined 1,675
Total Received 3,841
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Public

6,640

undergraduate students

1,436

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,076
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Metropolitan area: Atlanta
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Columbus Metropolitan

Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus
31907-5645

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Student Activities Council
  • Campus Ministry Association
  • African Students Association
  • SABER Student Newspaper

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Greek Week
  • Black History Month
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

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
13%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
70%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
48%
400-499
37%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
48%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
60%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline June 30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.14

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,166
Declined 1,675
Total Received 3,841

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record

Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
geographical residence
interview
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Lacrosse, Riflery, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Riflery

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Information Technology
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,076

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

6,640
students

Female
60%
3,960

Male
40%
2,680

18%

1,436
students

Female
61%
880

Male
39%
556

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

70%

4,702
students

Female
60%
2,819

Male
40%
1,883

30%

1,938
students

Female
59%
1,141

Male
41%
797

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 73%
Student 4 year graduation rate 14%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
39%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

536

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
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 no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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