1,379
Students
Financial aid thermometer
20,052
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
86
86%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Columbia College is a Comprehensive institution located in Columbia, SC, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, SC  29203
United States
Contact Mr. Ryan Longe
Director of Admissions Operations
Email: rlonge@columbiasc.edu
Phone: 803-786-3871

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Community Organization And Advocacy Checkmark
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Crisis/emergency/disaster Management Checkmark
Fire Science/firefighting Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

880
Applied
764
Accepted
1,379
Enrolled
87%
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Female Admissions

880
Females Applied
764
Females Accepted
87%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.72
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 520 490 580
SAT Math 490 460 540
ACT Composite 20 17 21

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

19,500
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Fees

7,900
Room & board
3,900
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

20,052
Avg. Financial Aid Package
21,723
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,312
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,810
Avg. Loan Aid
7,775
Avg. Grant Aid
8,495
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
70%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
45%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,379
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
11%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.63%
Black or African American 32.92%
White or Caucasian 54.31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.8%
Asian 0.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.19%
Other 1.31%

Gender

Male (25.67%)
Female (74.33%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 29%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Ludy Bowl, Follies and Mom's Day

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Golf No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Soccer No No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis No No No
Track And Field No No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark Checkmark
Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
Softball No Checkmark Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
Tennis No Checkmark Checkmark
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball No Checkmark Checkmark

Faculty

109
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 55
Part-time - 54
Male - 26
Female - 83