497
Students
Financial aid thermometer
18,497
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
35
35%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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. Jen Johnson
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Email: yesciu@ciu.edu
Phone: 803-777-2227
Fax: 803-786-4041

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
Nonprofit Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient Near Eastern And Biblical Languages Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Pre-theology/pre-ministerial Studies Checkmark
Religious Education Checkmark
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Youth Ministry Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

518
Applied
185
Accepted
497
Enrolled
36%
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Female Admissions

297
Females Applied
103
Females Accepted
35%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

221
Males Applied
82
Males Accepted
37%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.65
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 23 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

22,840
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Fees

850
Full-time student fees
8,150
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

18,497
Avg. Financial Aid Package
18,501
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
12,766
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,176
Avg. Loan Aid
6,922
Avg. Grant Aid
14,494
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
69%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
14%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

497
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
48%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.62%
Black or African American 11.07%
White or Caucasian 73.24%
Asian 1.81%
Two or more races 2.41%
Other 3.22%

Gender

Male (51.71%)
Female (48.29%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 68%

Student Activities

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

Student Services

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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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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

63
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 38
Part-time - 25
Male - 46
Female - 17