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Columbia, founded in 1854, is a church-affiliated college for women. Its 33-acre campus is located on the north side of Columbia.

Website: www.columbiasc.edu/

Private
1,102
Undergraduate
Students
(83.9%) 925 Women
(16.1%) 177 Men
141
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 819 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
463 average
410-510 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
493 average
430-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
18 average
15-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$34,486
Tuition and Fees
$19,890
Room and Board
$8,295
Average Percent of Need Met
53%
Average Freshman Award
$14,988
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$25,241
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
51
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Columbia Population
133,358
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Koalas
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
37.7% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
34.8% White
16.7% Unknown
International Students
0.9% from 4 countries
First-Year Students Returning
68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
54.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
93%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
6.0%
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