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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 B+
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  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 Division II
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
48%
SAT Range
930-1140
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$18,242 / 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
$17,797 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 15 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 24 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 24 responses

Majors

Business Administration

Taught from an ethical and values-based perspective, CIU's Business Administration major will prepare and equip you to effectively lead and manage organizations anywhere in the world. You will have opportunities to develop and explore entrepreneurship, community business collaboration, practical and vocational leadership techniques, and obtain the resources to form your own business or ministry.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    59%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
551 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
255
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
49%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Christian
    56%
  • Outgoing
    22%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • fake, nosey
    6%
  • Racist
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 22 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Strong and loving community
    44%
  • Home away from home
    19%
  • Different
    13%
  • Racist
    13%
  • Amazing school
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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