6,798
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,917
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
53
53%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Columbus State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Columbus, GA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA  31907-5645
United States
Contact Phone: 706-568-2001

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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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics 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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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,483
Applied
1,860
Accepted
6,798
Enrolled
53%
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Female Admissions

2,101
Females Applied
1,120
Females Accepted
53%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,382
Males Applied
740
Males Accepted
54%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.13
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Proof of immunization

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen June 30th Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer June 30th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 498 450 540
SAT Math 483 420 530
ACT Composite 21 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,330
In-state
18,812
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,870
Full-time student fees
10,762
Room & board
6,712
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

9,917
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,502
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,224
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,277
Avg. Loan Aid
1,543
Avg. Grant Aid
5,030
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
72%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,798
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
15%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.15%
Black or African American 38.01%
White or Caucasian 49.93%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 2.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 1.75%

Gender

Male (40.57%)
Female (59.43%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 20%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Greek Week and Black History Month

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, Campus Ministry Association, African Students Association and SABER Student Newspaper

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
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Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

564
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 292
Part-time - 272
Male - 293
Female - 271