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Columbia College

438 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, United States
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  • Total Documents
    0
  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    78
  • Previously Enrolled
    162

Overview of Columbia College (CC)

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,379
    • Men:354 (25.7%)
    • Women:1,025 (74.3%)

Location

Admission Information (CC)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Columbia College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1301 Columbia College Drive
City, State, Zip
Columbia, SC  29203-5998
Phone
(803) 786-3871
Fax
(803) 786-3674
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
87% of 880 applicants were admitted
Women
87% of 880 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
189 (25%) of 764 admitted students enrolled
Women
173 (23%) of 764 admitted students enrolled
Men
16 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.72
375 And Above
56%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
490 average |460-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
3%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
41%
• Score 300 - 400
9%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
520 average |490-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
9%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-21 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
14%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
27%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CC)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $19,500 (59.05511811023622%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,900 (23.92489400363416%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,182 (3.579648697758934%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,438 (13.440339188370684%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Columbia College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003430
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
240 (92.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
199 (82.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
199 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
142 (71.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$21,723
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 195 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,309
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 141 (70.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,015
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 131 (65.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
52 (19.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,656

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
794 (88.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
698 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
695 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
310 (44.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$20,052
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 669 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,495
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 548 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,455
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 262 (37.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
152 (17.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,775

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,333
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
9.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000

Academics & Instruction (CC)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


55

Part-Time Faculty


54

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
128,486

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
165
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Columbia College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


45.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.0%

Programs & Majors (CC)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Communication/journalism, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Higher Education

Campus Life (CC)

Location & Geography

Population


133,358

Nearest Metropolitan Area


59 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
32.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Columbia
Nearest Bus Station
Columbia
Nearest Train Station
Columbia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing

Students of College Housing


29% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Koalas
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Columbia College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Mostly women

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


802

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,379
Women
1,025
Men
354

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

Average Age


29

Number of Graduate Students


134

Student Resources (CC)

Study resources