Columbia College

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1001 Rogers Street

Columbia, MO 65216

Phone: (573) 875-7352
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Columbia College is a private institution that was founded in 1851. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,940 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $17,950 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.
Located in the vibrant college town of Columbia, MO, the beautiful 30-acre, landscaped campus blends the historic with the contemporary and offers modern facilities and amenities. Campus life offers students more than 40 registered student organizations, an array of co-curricular and extracurricular experiences and competitive varsity sports all with an authentic, small private college experience.
Named a College of Distinction in 2011, the school is known for its outstanding faculty and personal attention to students. Columbia College has the oldest undergraduate forensic science program in Missouri is well known for teacher education.
All students must complete an ethics course; this requirement, among others, contributes to a civil and respectful campus culture. Home to the oldest building in continuous use in higher education west of the Mississippi River, Columbia College will open a state-of-the-art science building in 2013. Study abroad and internship experiences are available in abundance. Expectations for students at Columbia College are high and the rewards are higher.
Columbia College with its main campus in Columbia, MO, has 34 nationwide campus locations, including 18 military base locations, and educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide.
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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1851
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


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 has an an acceptance rate of 49.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

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Fall 2012 acceptance rate 49.3% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

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Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
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Student Life

Columbia College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,940. Columbia College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 17,830
Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Columbia College.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $17,950 (2012-13)
Room and board $6,254 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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