CSU

Columbus State University

4225 University Avenue, Columbus, United States
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  • Total Documents
    42
  • Class Notes
    41
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    35
  • Previously Enrolled
    137

Overview of Columbus State University (CSU)

About this school

Columbus is a public university. Founded in 1958, it became a senior member of the University System of Georgia in 1965. Its 132-acre modern campus is located in Columbus, 94 miles from Atlanta.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,798
    • Men:2,758 (40.6%)
    • Women:4,040 (59.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (CSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Columbus State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 30
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: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4225 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Columbus, GA  31907-5645
Phone
(706) 568-2035
Fax
(706) 568-2123
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
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
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Proof of immunization required for freshmen
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
53% of 3,483 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 2,101 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 1,382 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,610 (87%) of 1,860 admitted students enrolled
Women
976 (87%) of 1,120 admitted students enrolled
Men
634 (86%) of 740 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.13
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
483 average |420-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
9%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
51%
• Score 300 - 400
9%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
498 average |450-540 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
7%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
40%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
22%
• Score 18 - 23
60%
• Score 12 - 17
17%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,200|Out-of-state: $20,682
  • Room & Board: - $10,550 (69.04450261780104%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,350 (8.835078534031414%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,380 (22.12041884816754%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Columbus State University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


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

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001561
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
833 (93.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
667 (80.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
664 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
117 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$10,502
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 472 (71.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,018
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 574 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,954
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 423 (63.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
36 (4.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,136

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,049 (88.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,332 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,318 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
582 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$9,917
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,417 (72.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,030
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,818 (84.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,552
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,413 (42.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
199 (4.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,543

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,503
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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction (CSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


292

Part-Time Faculty


272

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


41%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% 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


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

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
380,763

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
3053
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


Columbus State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


12.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


27%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


33.0%

Programs & Majors (CSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (40)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Public Service Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (41)


  • Art Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Physical Education
  • Public Administration
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Theater
  • Urban Studies

Campus Life (CSU)

Location & Geography

Population


202,824

Nearest Metropolitan Area


132 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Atlanta

Weather


Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 90.4 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
94 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


20% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


80%

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
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cross-country running, football, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Columbus State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student activities council, campus ministry association, african students association, saber student newspaper

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,693

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,798
Women
4,040
Men
2,758

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 38.5% Black/African-American
  • 6.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 50.5% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


1.2% from 35 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


1,654

Student Resources (CSU)