#5 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

Columbia International University

Columbia, South Carolina

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Student Population
Columbia International University overview
Location Columbia, South Carolina
Online ciu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Columbia International University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia International University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 526 prospective students applied, and 240 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 176 enrolled in the school.  835 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,503 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $24,490 plus fees of $1,100. Columbia International University is ranked 738 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Columbia International University is rated within the lower 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
Columbia International University overview
SAT 940/1135
ACT 17/24
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 30, 2023
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Columbia International University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$1,100
Room and Board $8,950
Budget for Other Expenses$3,710
Total One Year Cost$38,850

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$33,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Columbia International University students
Subject Percent of Class
Theology and Religious Vvocations 69%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 11%
Psychology 7%
General Studies 6%
Communication 3%

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