Columbus State is a public university located in Columbus, Georgia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,693 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Columbus State acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Nursing, and Communications. Graduating 33% of students, Columbus State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
NCAA Division II (without football)
Peach Belt Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.89 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.97 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.122 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.138 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.58 responses
Columbus State University Reviews
Columbus State University consists of two campuses; Riverpark (downtown) and main. I absolutely love the downtown scene, there is not a whole lot to do but the downtown feel and river jogs are appreciated! The university is very diverse, and diversity is celebrated in the organizations offered and the events that are held. Personally, academics here are just challenging enough to where I am not bored, but it is not difficult either. My only complaints are that they should tell all first year students to live on main campus their first two years. I say this because even though my major's building is located on the Riverpark campus, all core classes are located on main campus. And then there is no way to sugar coat it- the food here SUCKS. Freshmen are required to get an all-access meal plan which means they can get as much food as they want throughout the day. However, it is the most expensive and I do NOT see where all that money is going.
I enjoy being at CSU even though it is not my first pick. Shuttles that run every 20 minutes, so getting from main campus to downtown is not that hard. The problem is that sometimes drivers are late, they leave early, and some shuttles are too small to hold everyone. Security wise, there are emergency telephones around campus, and campus police drives around occasionally. I had a fantastic stay in the hotel-like freshman dorm, Clearview Hall. Too bad sleeping in the same room as your roommate is the only option. When I became a sophomore, I was upset with the rundown housing in Courtyard South/One. I will be moving to Courtyard North next semester and it is way better! I am not a big fan of the foods, but some days are better than others. The cafe is buffet style with a salad bar, pizza, hibachi, "main event", and desserts; they server different things for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. CSU is overall a great school if you use RateMyProfessor to choose your classes wisely!
What I love about CSU is the environment. It is a fun place to be and many exciting events. Winterfest is one of my favorite events because I love the Christmas season and it is fun for all ages. This event has caroling by a children's choir, arts and crafts, and many different food vendors. I absolutely love it! If I could change anything about CSU, I would suggest lettings students be more aware of the opportunity to help out with the event. Other students that I spoke with, including myself, were unaware of the signups to participate in the event.