Columbus State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Columbus State University
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Columbus State University Admissions Overview:

Even though a significant percentage of applicants to Columbus State do not get in, admission is not overly selective and most students with decent grades and SAT/ACT scores will be admitted. The Columbus State application gives students an opportunity to explain why they want to attend, but in general admission is not holistic and is based largely on empirical measures such as grades, core courses taken, class rank, and standardized test scores.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Columbus State University Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Columbus State University Description:

Columbus State University is a four-year, public university located in Columbus, Georgia. The university offers more than 100 majors and academic tracks between the College of the Arts, College of Education and Health Professions, College of Letters and Sciences, Turner College of Business, TSYS School of Computer Science, Schwob School of Music and School of Nursing. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Columbus State students stay busy outside of the classroom -- the university is home to plenty of intramurals, seven fraternities, eight sororities, and more than 110 student clubs and organizations, including the Beyond the Runway club, the American Sign Language club, and the Campus Nerds. On the athletic front, the CSU Cougars compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference (PBC) with sports such as men’s and women’s golf, cross country, and tennis. The rifle team competes at the Division I level. The university also offers several club sports including Martial Arts, Shotgun Club, and Bass Fishing.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,407 (6,789 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 71% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,031 (in-state); $16,605 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,270 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,198
  • Other Expenses: $3,590
  • Total Cost: $21,089 (in-state); $31,663 (out-of-state)

Columbus State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,354
    • Loans: $5,769

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, English, Health Sciences, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 11%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 30%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Golf, Soccer, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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