Columbus State University is located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia, in Columbus, home to fortune 500 company Aflac Inc. and the birthplace of the original Coca-Cola and RC Cola. 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.
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
Programs: 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
• The SAT/ACT is optional 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