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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Columbia - South Carolina is a private, Christian college located in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 765 undergraduate students. The Columbia - South Carolina acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Homeland Security and Disaster Management, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 60% of students, Columbia - South Carolina alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,400.
1301 Columbia College Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference

Columbia College - South Carolina Rankings

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Columbia - South Carolina Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1120
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,359/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,018/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    51%
  • Online
    29%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
765Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
400
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Motivated
    56%
  • Fake. They pretend to be nice.
    11%
  • LIBERAL
    11%
  • Laid-back
    6%
  • Lazy
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Up-tight
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Top scholars
    38%
  • Encouraging
    29%
  • Strict
    17%
  • Pushy
    13%
  • LIARS
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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I have enjoyed my time at Columbia College for a number of reasons. Firstly, Columbia College is a small institution that allows a close knit community to develop. The college allows students to develop a close relationship with Professors, staff members, and other students. These relationships have been extremely beneficial in my academic development.
Secondly, Columbia College also offers students the ability to develop academically and professionally. The on-campus tutoring and professional development centres ensure that students are able to receive the help that they need at no extra cost.
Finally, Columbia College provides a welcoming and warm community that strives to accommodate all students. The institution has a diverse population of students that are able to aid one another in understanding and adapting to the cultures around them.
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Columbia college gave me a new adult-life experience that i needed. From working while going to school to joining sports and clubs. I love the programs offered, the professors help whenever i need it, i have amazing classmates that also help me. I have wonderful friends that i never thought i could meet before i started at Columbia college.I would like to see the college offer graduate programs on-campus so i can be face-to-face with professors and learn hands on because i learn better that way. I want to be able to attend Columbia college until i get a masters, but not online.
I like it here! The professors are pretty cool. There are students, upperclassmen, that are definitely happy to help you understand. There are a lot of international students, so there's a lot of diversity on campus. The academic scene was good until the school needed to be upgraded, which means there won't be any Spanish or French majors. I'm kinda hoping they don't take music for my friend's sake. The area the college is in is a little sketchy, a bit of an understatement. There were at least 3 emails about guys running from police or something, but the Columbia College Police Department keeps us safe. As for the party scene, you're gonna have to go to University of South Carolina or Five Points. Bring a friend if you're going to Five Points, though. It's not notorious for danger; it's just safer that way, and it was recommended by the people who actually live here. Overall, I'm looking forward to what the next 2.5 years will bring here.