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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
1,379
Undergraduate
Students
(74.3%) 1,025 Women
(25.7%) 354 Men
134
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 880 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.72
SAT Math
460-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
17-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$33,912
Tuition and Fees
$19,890
Room and Board
$7,900
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$21,723
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,333
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
55
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
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
29% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Koalas
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
34.0% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.1% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
3.1% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
93%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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