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Columbia College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

86.8%
Admission Difficulty for Columbia College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into Columbia College? The school has a 87% acceptance rate. 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1030-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
40%
SAT Scores for Columbia College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Columbia College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Estimated Average SAT 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. 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Columbia College admission chances by SAT score
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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
17-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Columbia College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Columbia College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 21
Estimated Average ACT 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. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Columbia College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Columbia College admission chances by ACT score
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Columbia College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 880 0 880
Accepted 764 0 764
Acceptance Rate 87% ? 87%
Enrolled 160 0 160
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% ? 21%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
99

Applicants have 99 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

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
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

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.