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Columbia International University Admission Requirements

Columbia, South Carolina

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Chances of getting into Columbia International University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
Admission Difficulty for Columbia International University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
How hard is it to get into Columbia International University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Columbia International University is 51%.  It ranks #1 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Columbia International University is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 227 out of 448 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent (SAT 940/1150 ACT 17/24). Columbia International University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.34. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. Of those applicants who were admitted, 76% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and is a top choice for many students.

The Columbia International University application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 30.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Columbia International University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Columbia International University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Columbia International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Columbia International University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Columbia International University?

Columbia International University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Columbia International University ranks #14 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Columbia International University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >64%
1045 to 1150 Avg + 51%-64%
940 to 1045 Avg - 38%-51%
835 to 940 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 835 Low <26%
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Columbia International University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
55%
ACT Scores for Columbia International University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Columbia International University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 20

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 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Columbia International University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Columbia International University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >66%
20 to 24 Avg + 51%-66%
17 to 20 Avg - 40%-51%
14 to 17 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 14 Low <30%
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Columbia International University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.34
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Columbia International University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Columbia International University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Columbia International University was 3.34 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Columbia International University accepts 51% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

65% 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 10%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 65%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Columbia International University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 233 215 448
Accepted 111 116 227
Acceptance Rate 48% 54% 51%
Enrolled 80 92 172
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 72% 79% 76%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 30, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Columbia International University is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Columbia International University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

FAQs

Does Columbia International University prefer SAT or ACT?

68% of students submit their SAT scores to Columbia International University. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Columbia International University?

51% of those who apply are granted admission to Columbia International University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Columbia International University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1150. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Columbia International University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 24. 55% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.