Columbia International University

Columbia International University

Columbia, SC
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
48%
52%
student ratio
497
total students
Tuition Cost $21,720 | $21,720
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $17,615
August 1
fall application deadline
35%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
23
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Nonprofit Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Media Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious/Sacred Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Youth Ministry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

35% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied518
    • Accepted185
    • Acceptance Rate35%
    • Enrolled497
    • Female Applicants297
    • Females Accepted103
    • Female Acceptance Rate34%
    • Male Applicants221
    • Males Accepted82
    • Male Acceptance Rate37%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Interview

    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.65
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 23 20 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$21,720
    • Out-of-state tuition *$21,720
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$670
    • Room and board *$7,990
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$17,615
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$17,331
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$12,177
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,132
    • Average Grant Aid:$5,306
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$13,771
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 63%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 14%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students497
    • Male Student Percentage52%
    • Female Student Percentage48%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.62%
    • Black or African American11.07%
    • White or Caucasian73.24%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian1.81%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.41%
    • Unknown or International Student3.22%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.63% representing 15 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students48% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 68%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Student Union, Mu Kappa, Student Missions Connection, GradLife, African American Fellowship Ministries
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Christian College Athletic Association
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty63
    • Full-time Percentage60%
    • Part-time Percentage40%
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 759 students to 63 faculty

Location & Contact

7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203
USA

Ms. Jen Johnson

Undergraduate Admissions Office

Phone: 803-777-2227
Fax: 803-786-4041
Email: yesciu@ciu.edu


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