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Columbia International University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

28.3%
Admission Difficulty for Columbia International University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Columbia International University? The school has a 28% acceptance rate. Last year, 165 out of 584 applicants were admitted making Columbia International University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Columbia International University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 53% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Columbia International University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
920-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
58%
SAT Scores for Columbia International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Columbia International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Estimated Average SAT 1030
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Columbia International University?

Columbia International University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. 58 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 International University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >40%
1030 to 1140 Avg + 28%-40%
920 to 1030 Avg - 19%-28%
810 to 920 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 810 Low <12%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
17-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
55%
ACT Scores for Columbia International University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Columbia International University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 21
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Columbia International University?

Admission data indicates that Columbia International University 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 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Columbia International University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Columbia International University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >40%
21 to 25 Avg + 28%-40%
17 to 21 Avg - 19%-28%
13 to 17 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 13 Low <12%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.66
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Columbia International University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Columbia International University was 3.66 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Columbia International University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Columbia International University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 46% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 10% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of Columbia International University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Columbia International University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 8%

Admission Statistics

Columbia International University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 355 229 584
Accepted 99 66 165
Acceptance Rate 28% 29% 28%
Enrolled 44 44 88
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 67% 53%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
46

Applicants have 46 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 International University before the Aug 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Columbia International University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Columbia International University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Columbia International University
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=217925 IPEDS survey data for Columbia International University.