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Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Columbia College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
95.9%
Admission Difficulty for Columbia College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Columbia College and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 841 out of 877 applicants were admitted making Columbia College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Columbia College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Columbia College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Columbia College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Columbia College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
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Columbia College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Columbia College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Columbia College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.71
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Columbia College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Columbia College was 3.71 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.71 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Columbia College accepts 96% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Columbia College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 59% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

63% of Columbia College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Columbia College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Columbia College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 877 0 877
Accepted 841 0 841
Acceptance Rate 96% ? 96%
Enrolled 161 0 161
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% ? 19%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
186

Applicants have 186 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Columbia College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Columbia College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Columbia College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Columbia College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

Frequently Asked Questions

96% of those who apply are granted admission to Columbia College. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.