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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Columbia International University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
7435 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
36%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
928-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,206/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,251/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,893/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,300/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,120/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,019/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
454Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Christian
    90%
  • Amazing
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Strong and loving community
    75%
  • Different
    25%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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Columbia International University Reviews

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The community at CIU is incredible! The faculty cares so much about every student, regardless of any differences they may have. Student involvement is high and there is much fun to be had! This is one of the few colleges that I know of where your professors invite you for dinner and you have their personal cell phone numbers. Their care and compassion for every student is incredible.
The facilities are being updated, thanks to our new CIU President. The campus is beautiful and somewhat secluded from the city, with many walking trails all around the campus. Beautiful view, as well!
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I have a lot of disabilities that make attending school a challenge. I need seve accommodations and require flexible teachers who will work with me when things happen I expectedly. CIU has gone above and beyond my expectations with this and has even brought in a vocational rehabilitation specialist to campus to farther help students with disability's succeed. The professors at CIU all have a desire to teach and a passion for it! They aren't there for money or personal fulfillment; they are there to teach you and help you succeed and will go far beyond the requirements of a teacher.
My first year of college was both challenging and a fun experience at the same time. I have learned how to balance my work and life with having better self discipline while living on campus. CIU is bible college and I understand that but if I could change a few things I think it would be to allow students who's major isn't bible related, not be required to take bible courses. I would also like to see a better lunch menu with more fresh food instead of food that is frozen and re used all year.