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Columbia International University

Columbia, SC

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Overview

Columbia International University is a University institution located in Columbia, SC, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC  29203
United States
Contact Ms. Amy Van Horn
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Email: yesciu@ciu.edu
Phone: 803-777-2227
Fax: 803-786-4041

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Non-profit/public/organizational Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient Near Eastern And Biblical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy And Religious Studies, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Bible/biblical Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Missions/missionary Studies Checkmark
Pre-theology/pre-ministerial Studies Checkmark
Religious Education Checkmark
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Theology/theological Studies Checkmark
Youth Ministry Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

448
Applied
227
Accepted
857
Enrolled
51%
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Female Admissions

233
Females Applied
111
Females Accepted
48%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

215
Males Applied
116
Males Accepted
54%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.34
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

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

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 540 480 580
SAT Math 508 450 560
ACT Composite 21 18 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

24,490
Private
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Fees

1,100
Full-time student fees
9,040
Room & board
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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

19,930
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,073
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,823
Avg. Loan Aid
7,187
Avg. Grant Aid
17,131
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
66.7%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

857
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
51%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.9%
Black or African American 19.72%
White or Caucasian 58.58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.47%
Asian 1.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.23%
Two or more races 1.05%
Other 10.04%

Gender

Male (50.18%)
Female (49.82%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 72%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
World Christian Week, Homecoming and Winter Formal Banquet

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Union, Mu Kappa, Student Missions Connection, GradLife and African American Fellowship Ministries

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
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Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
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Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

198
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 51
Part-time - 147
Male - 85
Female - 113
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