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Columbia College is a private institution that was founded in 1851. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 980, its setting is city, and the campus size is 33 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Columbia College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 93. Its tuition and fees are $17,950 (2012-13).
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Columbia College, established in 1851, is a private, nonprofit, four-year liberal arts and sciences institution that offers a nationally recognized and respected, student-centered experience to undergraduate, graduate, evening and online learners of all ages and backgrounds who seek to improve their lives in a complex and ever-changing world.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
When applying to Columbia College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Columbia College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 49.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||49.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Columbia College is 11:1, and the school has 81.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Columbia College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Visual and Performing Arts; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.2 percent.
Columbia College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 980, with a gender distribution of 41.3 percent male students and 58.7 percent female students. At this school, 32.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68.0 percent of students live off campus. Columbia College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Columbia College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Columbia College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Columbia College, 68 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Columbia College.
|Students who have cars on campus||68%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Columbia College, 64.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,935.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$17,950 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,254 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data