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Columbia International University
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  • 4 Year
  • COLUMBIA, SC

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

7435 MONTICELLO RD
COLUMBIA, SC 29203
About Columbia Intl....
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference
From Columbia International University

Columbia International University educates people from a Biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. As a regionally accredited university, CIU boasts roughly 1700 students on campus and online. With 19,000 graduates serving in over 150 countries around the world, CIU has a growing reputation for training professional ministers and ministering professionals with a tremendous kingdom impact.

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Columbia International University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
940-1150
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$18,651 / 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
$18,319 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 15 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 25 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 25 responses

Majors

Nursing

academic spotlight

At CIU, nursing is a ministry. You will be part of a supportive, Christ-centered community where you will be challenged to think and grow as a moral nurse leader. Experienced clinical faculty will guide your learning towards systems leadership and efficiencies, continuous care improvement, and Christ-like caring and professional growth.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    21%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
589 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
268
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
50%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Christian
    53%
  • Outgoing
    21%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Racist
    11%
  • fake, nosey
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 23 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Strong and loving community
    50%
  • Racist
    21%
  • Different
    14%
  • Amazing school
    7%
  • Underrated
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 8 responses

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