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
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  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
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Address
7435 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
SAT Scores Range
980-1190
ACT Scores Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Columbia International University

Cost

Net Price
$19,649/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,508/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,951/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,952/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,973/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,398/ 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
497Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
15%
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
84%
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 Columbia International University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
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

Columbia International University Reviews

180 reviews
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My time at Columbia International University has been very great so far! The community is enriching and I love the size of the campus. The professors strive to teach truth and strive to genuinely help students. The classroom setting is surprisingly enjoyable as well.
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I feel like I'm learning lots already, even though I am still only a Freshman and in a few general education classes. The professors are generally very kind and quick to say they are there to help and want you to succeed. There are lots of different classes, although most of them are Bible or Missions oriented, and I feel like I can take pretty much anything I want. I like how most of the class sizes are pretty small; it is reassuring that you are a lot less likely to get lost in the crowd.
Colombia International University has provided a positive outlook on what people following Christ should look like. The teachers and students show true joy in Christ and discuss Christ daily. CIU prays together daily and comes together every month to have prayer day which helps students grow in Christ. CIU is a great school for Bible believing Christians.