Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina
4-year Private university


Columbia College is a private institution established in 1854 with urban setting located at Columbia, South Carolina. It is ranked 57 in Regional Universities South in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#57 in Regional Universities South
Location Columbia, South Carolina
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1854
Selectivity Unselective
Size Small
1,380 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Security and Protective Services
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $19,500
Outstate Tuition Fee $19,500
Room and Board Fees $7,900
$33,500 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


87% (Unselective) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.71 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

First language is English

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$26,965 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$19,843 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $33,121
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
92% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline April 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

CC Opportunity Grant
Total Worth $4,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria SAT 890 or ACT 18
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Momentum Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The Momentum Scholarship may cover partial or full tuition and recipients will be assigned a personal leadership coach, paid summer internship opportunities, and access to live on the Academic Achievement floor of McNair Hall. Candidates must demonstrate high school or community involvement, a commitment to campus engagement, and the potential for leadership.Application Deadline: Friday, January 5th, 2018
Music Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Audition needed.


1,380 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
71% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
49% Students graduate within 6 years