Columbia College Admission Requirements

Columbia, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Columbia College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
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.

Can you get in?

Find out which students are getting accepted at Columbia College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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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
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

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
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Columbia College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


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 were Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Columbia College and what student information is used for 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
Paine College

Augusta, Georgia

Johnson C Smith University

Charlotte, North Carolina

Bennett College for Women

Greensboro, North Carolina

Averett University

Danville, Virginia

Alice Lloyd College

Pippa Passes, Kentucky

Edward Waters College

Jacksonville, Florida

Trinity Baptist College

Jacksonville, Florida

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


What is my chance of getting into Columbia College?

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.

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