Columbia College - South Carolina Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Student Loan Options from Lenders
- Affordable fixed or variable rates
- No application, origination or disbursement fees
- Loans from community lenders that put people before profits
- Easy, online app with ability to add a cosigner in minutes
- Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
- Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Work and Youth Services34 Graduates
Behavioral Sciences21 Graduates
Computer Systems Technician19 Graduates
Business Administration and Management17 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies16 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching13 Graduates
Speech Language Pathology10 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
Columbia College - South Carolina Reviews
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.
A lot us currently changing (2017), and not necessarily for the better. The campus has a lot of hostility lately, unsure of why. You can tell that program directors are really trying, but a lot of programs have been cut and professors are being told to leave. Nothing here is concrete. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the college shuts down within 5 years. They're really struggling. If you're looking to transfer in two years and aren't worried about socializing, this is the school for you!
This is a college that offers a hands-on, personalized, small classroom environment. As a graduate of this college, I am proud to say I attend a college where I had positive, personal relationships with my professors and faculty, who made my academic experience outstanding. This college fosters a confident and independent woman who is driven in many aspects of life. The all women atmosphere cultivates a woman's voice and self confidence to speak up and propose new ideas and conversations. As a prior athlete at this institution, I believe that this school taught the importance of student first then athlete. This was important to me as although athletics and competing were important to, my academics were always first priority and never suffered due to missed classes or lack of time. I overall think this institution is one of the best small colleges for a woman who is looking to compete athletically at a higher level, while also obtaining an outstanding academic achievement.