Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina

Overview

Address7435 Monticello Rd
School Websitewww.ciu.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Midsize

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Columbia International University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Columbia, South Carolina that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 611 students applied to Columbia International University. Of those students, 204 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Columbia International University was $22,840, in addition to fees of $850. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Columbia International University.

Columbia International University has a 64% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Columbia International University acceptance rate is 33%. To put this into perspective, 204 of the 611 students who applied to Columbia International University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Columbia International University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Columbia International University had an SAT score between the range of 940 and 1,120. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Columbia International University was between 17 and 23 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Columbia International University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Columbia International University, the tuition for in-state residents is $22,840. Combined with fees of $850, room and board costs of $8,150, other expenses of $3,710 and the $600 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $36,150.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $23,690 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Columbia International University to $36,150 for out-of-state students.

Students at Columbia International University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Columbia International University was $4,820 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 55%.

Columbia International University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio15:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Columbia International University.

Columbia International University has a good gender split, with 52% of undergraduates being female and 48% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 42% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 43% of students come from in-state and 7% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Columbia International University is 15:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Columbia International University to thrive in your studies.

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