B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  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

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Columbia International University

Cost

Net Price
$17,942/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,503/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,004/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,449/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,752/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,588/ year

Academics

Professors
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.14 responses
86%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
495Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Christian
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Strong and loving community
    83%
  • Different
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
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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Columbia International College has changed my life. My desire is to have a better understanding of the Bible, and Columbia International is fulfilling that dream. The campus is very warm and inviting. The instructors are very knowledgeable of their subject area and expects nothing less than the best from all students. I would highly recommend this school to any student who is seriously considering a degree in Religious Studies.
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The teachers are incredibly nice group of people. They really want to help you and just be their for you when ever you need them. Truly everyone, ranging from students to faculty, has a smile on their faces and want to help you in anyway. Classes are hard but you will learn a lot from them, and their is always something going on, you will never be bored. I honestly recommend this college for anyone looking for a great education and a great place to grow with your walk with the Lord.
The best aspect of Columbia International University (CIU) is the professors that work there. They have an incredible amount of knowledge in their fields making for an exceptional opportunity to learn. The most difficult aspects of CIU is simply paying to study there, and the size. Due to its small student base, CIU has a community that seems to pull its students into a bubble which hinders them from reaching out to the community beyond CIU.