Columbia International University

7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, United States
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Overview of Columbia International University

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:497
    • Men:257 (51.7%)
    • Women:240 (48.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Columbia International University 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:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
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
7435 Monticello Road
City, State, Zip
Columbia, SC  29203
Phone
(803) 807-5024
Fax
(803) 786-4209
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can 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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
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
36% of 518 applicants were admitted
Women
35% of 297 applicants were admitted
Men
37% of 221 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
128 (69%) of 185 admitted students enrolled
Women
62 (60%) of 103 admitted students enrolled
Men
66 (80%) of 82 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.65
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
13%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
40%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $22,390 (64.54309599308158%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,990 (23.032574228884403%)
  • Other Expences: - $600 (1.7296050735082156%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,710 (10.6947247045258%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Columbia International University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


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

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003429
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
84 (95.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
75 (89.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
75 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
11 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$18,501
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 75 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $15,381
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 70 (93.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,343
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 5 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
13 (14.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,783

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
391 (90.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
336 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
336 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
47 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$18,497
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 336 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,494
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 306 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,395
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 24 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
91 (21.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,922

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,132
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


38

Part-Time Faculty


25

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


Not reported

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


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
132,133

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
106
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 International University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


73.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


74.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (16)


  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Theology and religious vocations, Liberal arts/general studies, Interdisciplinary studies, Psychology

Online Degrees


Teaching or divinity

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies, Master of Arts in Bible Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Bible Exposition, Master of Arts in Counseling

Master's Programs of Study (13)


  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religious Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


133,358

Nearest Metropolitan Area


400 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Columbia, SC

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
75 mile(s) from campus in Charlotte, N.C.
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Columbia
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Columbia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


32%

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 Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Cougars
School Colors
Navy blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Columbia International University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student union, mu kappa, student missions connection, gradlife, african american fellowship ministries

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


454

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
497
Women
240
Men
257

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

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


468

Student Resources

Study resources