Columbia International University Admission RequirementsColumbia, South Carolina
Chances of getting into Columbia International University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into Columbia International University and can I get accepted? The school has a 33% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 204 out of 611 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 70 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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Columbia International University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT68%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Average SAT Score||1030|
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 requires 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1120 and Above||Good||>46%|
|1030 to 1120||Avg +||33%-46%|
|940 to 1030||Avg -||22%-33%|
|850 to 940||Reach||15%-22%|
|Less than 850||Low||<15%|
Columbia International University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT55%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Columbia International University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>46%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||33%-46%|
|17 to 20||Avg -||22%-33%|
|14 to 17||Reach||15%-22%|
|Less than 14||Low||<15%|
Avg. High School GPA3.66
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #9 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Columbia International University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
73% of Columbia International University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||46%||65%||53%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply15
Applicants have 15 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
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 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Columbia International University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
68% of students submit their SAT scores to Columbia International University. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
33% of those who apply are granted admission to Columbia International University. Admission competition is high and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.