Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

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Academic life
With more than 50 undergraduate degrees and over 36 graduate programs, Columbus State University offers a variety of nationally distinctive programs in the arts, business, nursing, education, and more. CSU provides a creative, deeply personal, and relevant college experience for students interested in realizing their full potential. We go far beyond the classroom with programs you’ll find challenging and engaging, including internships with local Fortune 500 companies, undergraduate- and graduate-level research projects, the Honors College, and study abroad opportunities. You can choose from more than 100 different majors and tracks to start your higher education experience. CSU also features a diverse community of students from many different states, countries, and cultural backgrounds. Here, you can be challenged by your peers and try out new ideas in a 50% minority and growing international community. 

CSU Bridge Program
International students who have taken a standardized English proficiency test and need additional English study may be eligible to apply for CSU’s Bridge for English Learners program. This program provides students the opportunity to take advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in the intensive English program at the English Language Institute (ELI) while concurrently participating in undergraduate or graduate programs.

CSU’s programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report (#10 among "Most Ethnically Diverse Regional Universities"), Affordable Colleges Online, Top Management Degrees, and College Choice. Additionally, CSU places in the top 50 Public Regional Universities in the South and top 100 among all regional universities in the South. CSU’s online graduate programs in Business and Computer Science have also been ranked among the top 35 nationwide by The CEO Magazine and 

A safe environment
The second-largest city in Georgia, Columbus offers a safe, small-town feel. CSU is a highly respected part of the Columbus community, and our students are treated with dignity and enthusiasm throughout the area. Our growing international population means a ready-made community of students seeking a great education in an exciting, new culture. 



Ranked #10 for "Most Ethnically Diverse Regional Universities" | U.S. News & World Report


Recipient of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll


Columbus State University is located in Columbus, Georgia—100 miles southwest of Atlanta. Home to fortune 500 company Aflac Inc. and the birthplace of the original Coca-Cola and RC Cola, students can take in outdoor concerts, cafés, great shopping, and the beautiful RiverWalk—with untouched natural surroundings—all downtown near the world’s longest urban whitewater rafting course: a 2.5-mile stretch along the Chattahoochee River.

CSU At A Glance

Type of School: 4-year regional public university

Size of Campus: CSU’s 500-acre main campus boasts the stunning Student Recreation Center (winner of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Administration Facilities Award), the flagship Schuster Student Success Center, and an iconic clock tower. In downtown Columbus, the RiverPark campus mixes renovated historic buildings with contemporary, award-winning facilities.

Number of Students: 7,800+ diverse undergraduate and graduate students

Number of Faculty: 315 full-time faculty members, with 70% holding the highest degrees in their fields; 18:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, programs, and degrees: 95+ undergraduate and graduate programs with both on-campus and online options

Geographic Diversity: Students come from more than 159 Georgia counties, 30 states, and 42 countries.

International Student Services: The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) strives to provide support and guidance to our many international students. Along with assistance with services such as visas, documents, student advising, tax assistance, and international student service scholarships, the CGE also offers orientation, a mentorship program, field trips, and cultural enrichment opportunities for students.

Financial Aid:  The International Student Service Scholarship, for qualified international undergraduate and graduate students on an F-1 student visa, is an out-of-state tuition waiver available to a limited number of international students who have been accepted to or are currently attending CSU.

Test Score Requirements:
• TOEFL: 79 (internet based) or 213 (computer based)
• IELTS: 6.5 overall band score
• Pearson (PTE) Academic: 58
• Optional SAT/ACT scores for international students

Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Fall semester: June 1
• Spring semester: November 1
• Summer semester: April 1
• Undergraduate: $40 non-refundable application fee
• Graduate: $50 non-refundable application fee

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “With all the warmth from everyone at CSU, I felt at home. This created an opportunity for personal growth and development. CSU helped me become a better, more well-rounded person.”

    • Apurva Kadiyala ’18