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Columbia International University, founded in 1923, is a university with religious orientation. Its 400-acre campus is located eight miles from downtown Columbia.

Website: www.ciu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
497
Undergraduate
Students
(48.3%) 240 Women
(51.7%) 257 Men
468
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 518 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.65
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$37,160
Tuition and Fees
$24,000
Room and Board
$8,850
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$18,501
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,132
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
38
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Columbia Population
133,358
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Columbia, SC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
68% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Cougars
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
11.6% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.8% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students
4.6% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
46.0%
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