Columbia College is a test optional school meaning you are **not required to submit SAT scores** with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

The average composite SAT score for admitted Columbia College freshman is 935 out of 1600. For perspective, a 935 is in the 29th percentile of all SAT test takers.

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 820 to 1050. The 75th percentile score is 1050 while the 25th percentile score is 820.

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Columbia College but we estimate it to be around a 700 total composite SAT score.

The average score for Columbia College students on the math portion of the SAT is 435 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 370 and the 75th percentile score 500.

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 450 to 550 and the average score for Columbia College students is 500.

Below are __estimated__ chances of being accepted at Columbia College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 97.1%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.47 weighted.

- Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1050 or higher is very competitive at Columbia College and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an almost certain chance of acceptance with the probability 98% or higher.

- Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 940 to 1040 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 97% to 98%.

- Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 820 to 930 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 94% to 97% percent chance of being admitted.

- Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 700 to 810 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 94% chance of admission to Columbia College. SAT scores below 700 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting classSAT Score | Admission Chances |
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1600 | 99% |

1590 | 99% |

1580 | 99% |

1570 | 99% |

1560 | 99% |

1550 | 99% |

1540 | 99% |

1530 | 99% |

1520 | 99% |

1510 | 99% |

1500 | 99% |

1490 | 99% |

1480 | 99% |

1470 | 99% |

1460 | 99% |

1450 | 99% |

1440 | 99% |

1430 | 99% |

1420 | 99% |

1410 | 99% |

1400 | 99% |

1390 | 99% |

1380 | 99% |

1370 | 99% |

1360 | 99% |

1350 | 99% |

1340 | 99% |

1330 | 99% |

1320 | 99% |

1310 | 99% |

1300 | 99% |

1290 | 99% |

1280 | 99% |

1270 | 99% |

1260 | 99% |

1250 | 99% |

1240 | 99% |

1230 | 99% |

1220 | 99% |

1210 | 99% |

1200 | 99% |

1190 | 99% |

1180 | 99% |

1170 | 99% |

1160 | 99% |

1150 | 99% |

1140 | 99% |

1130 | 99% |

1120 | 99% |

1110 | 99% |

1100 | 99% |

1090 | 99% |

1080 | 99% |

1070 | 99% |

1060 | 98% |

1050 | 98% |

1040 | 98% |

1030 | 98% |

1020 | 98% |

1010 | 98% |

1000 | 98% |

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217934 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College.