B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Columbus State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907

Columbus State 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
56%
Application Deadline
June 30
SAT Range
850-1090
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$10,946/ 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
    $9,650/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,452/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,091/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,977/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,042/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.89 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,934Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Average
    30%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Outgoing
    19%
  • Avarege
    17%
  • Well-intentioned and hard working
    7%
  • Friendly
    4%
  • Determined to be the best
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.111 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Up to par
    23%
  • Straight
    21%
  • Work in progress
    16%
  • Constantly improving!
    12%
  • The school itself is beautiful.
    11%
  • Keeps me working and studying hard
    7%
  • Intriguing
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.58 responses
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It's a really beautiful campus to live on. Since there is a campus downtown and in the center of Columbus, you get a large variety of things to do without having to drive yourself anywhere as well. So far, I have only had good professors who really want you to learn and not just lecture on and on. They're also big on allowing a life outside of school with friends and doing things at all the events they have. There normally isn't ever a time where there isn't something interesting or fun to do on either campus, you just have to look for it sometimes. Downtown has more things to do, but you also need a few bucks for most of it, but it can still be just as nice to just walk around with all of the different areas so close by. The arts is one of the coolest parts of the campus since there is always either a concert, theatre show, or art gallery that you can go see, too! Overall it's a great campus with the average amount of great people as any other place.
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This is quite an unfortunate, yet fortunate school. I have many places to walk or ride the shuttle to. The cafe food was okay at first but eventually my body started telling me no sometimes. My problem with the cafe is that they do not allow us to take any food outside of the cafe and provide absolutely no to-go plates/containers. This is rather unfortunate considering that it closes at 8 and many students do not have enough time to eat before that. We as students need MOBILE food!
As a Computer Science major, I do believe the program is very good because of how stressful it is. I have had significantly decent professors both Computer Science and not.
People are also very friendly in this area as well. There are little to no hostile events that I am aware of. The school is also very alert and honest with us about any dangerous events which occur on or near the campus, or in relation to the school. We are very easily notified by email and sometimes through text.
CSU has been full of great opportunities that I have had the chance to take a part in and I've only been here a year so far! The campus only continues to grow and improve and all of the faculty and staff have been more than willing to help me get to where I need to be. Just like any school, as long as you stay on top of your work, it'll have some of the best times of your life! Can't wait for next year!