Columbia College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Columbia College
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Columbia College and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 764 out of 880 applicants were admitted making Columbia College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Columbia College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT40%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Columbia College?
Columbia College typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1190 and Above||Good||>92%|
|1110 to 1190||Avg +||87%-92%|
|1030 to 1110||Avg -||80%-87%|
|950 to 1030||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 950||Low||<70%|
Columbia College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT57%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||21|
|ACT Composite 75th||21|
|Average ACT Score||19|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Columbia College?
Admission data indicates that Columbia College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Columbia College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|21 and Above||Good||>92%|
|19 to 21||Avg +||87%-92%|
|17 to 19||Avg -||80%-87%|
|15 to 17||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 15||Low||<70%|
Avg. High School GPA3.71
Typical High School GradesA-
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 #6 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 87% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
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)||21%||?||21%|
Applications were DueAug 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Columbia College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.