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Columbus State University
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  • 4 Year
  • COLUMBUS, GA

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

About Columbus State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
From Columbus State University

Columbus is located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Home to fortune 500 company Aflac, Inc., and the birthplace of the original Coca-Cola and RC Cola, you can take in outdoor concerts, cafes, great shopping, and the beautiful RiverWalk with untouched natural surroundings all downtown near the world’s longest urban whitewater course: a 2.5-mile stretch along the Chattahoochee River.

Your educational excellence is at the center of all that we do. The university provides a creative, deeply personal, and relevant college experience for students interested in realizing their full potential. We go far beyond the classroom with programs you will find challenging and engaging, such as internships with local Fortune 500 companies, undergraduate and graduate level research, Honors College, and study abroad. CSU features a diverse community of students from many different states, countries, and cultural backgrounds. Here you can be challenged by your peers to try on new ideas.

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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

Application Deadline
June 30
Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
860-1100
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,361 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,075 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 89 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 103 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 102 responses

Majors

TSYS School of Computer Science

Columbus State is helping meet demand by offering multiple degree options in computer science through the TSYS School of Computer Science. Choose from two graduate, seven undergraduate, and six certificate programs ― each designed to encourage creative problem-solving, foster innovation, and develop hands-on skill.

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,554 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,947
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
  • Average
    28%
  • Unique
    19%
  • Outgoing
    18%
  • Avarege
    15%
  • Well-intentioned and hard working
    12%
  • Friendly
    4%
  • Determined to be the best
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 127 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 143 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
  • Up to par
    18%
  • Constantly improving!
    16%
  • Straight
    16%
  • Work in progress
    15%
  • Keeps me working and studying hard
    12%
  • The school itself is beautiful.
    10%
  • Intriguing
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 58 responses

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