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Columbia College

Columbia, SC

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

Web Sitewww.columbiasc.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalNo, women only
Undergraduate Students1,554
   Women1,208 (77.7%)
   Men346 (22.3%)
Graduate Students96

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate89% of 506 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPA
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.65
SAT Math474 average
410-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading495 average
430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing474 average
410-530 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$41,800
Tuition and Fees
$28,900
Room and Board
$7,650
Average Percent of Need Met82%
Average Freshman Award$21,723
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$25,333

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
73
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Columbia Population133,358
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 88% of freshmen, 34% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
MascotKoalas
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.1.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
34.3% Black/African-American
3.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.9% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students0.1% from 6 countries
First-Year Students Returning68.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
42.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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