|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Columbia College and can I get accepted? The school has a 97% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 789 out of 817 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 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Columbia College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||N/A|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average SAT Score||N/A|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average ACT Score||N/A|
What GPA do you need to get into Columbia College?
Applicants require 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 97% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
63% of Columbia College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||100%||22%|
Applicants have 129 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Columbia College is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Columbia College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
97% 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.