B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    B-
  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

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Columbus State University

Cost

Net Price
$10,612/ 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
    $9,318/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,135/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,746/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,066/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,405/ 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.86 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,844Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Average
    28%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Outgoing
    19%
  • Avarege
    17%
  • Well-intentioned and hard working
    8%
  • 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.110 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.126 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Up to par
    23%
  • Straight
    21%
  • Work in progress
    16%
  • Constantly improving!
    13%
  • The school itself is beautiful.
    11%
  • Intriguing
    5%
  • Keeps me working and studying hard
    5%

After Columbus State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
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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Columbus State University Reviews

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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.
I chose this school because it was close to home, and it ended up being one of the best decisions I've made! The environment is extremely unique because something fun is always happening. During exam weeks, students pull together and the atmosphere is unbelievable as students team up to help grow and prosper together! The professors are continuously on the look out for ways to help their students in addition to providing a comfortable environment in the classroom. Columbus State may have started off as a "little" school but is growing with every academic year as new students make their way to the Cougar nation!