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Columbia College is a private institution that was founded in 1854. It has a city setting and the campus size is 53 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Columbia College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 74. Its tuition and fees are $25,050 (2011-12).
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Columbia College is a private, liberal arts, women's college and a national leader in the field of leadership development for women. Among its most notable features are a nationally recognized honors program; an emphasis on character development, social justice, and engaged learning; a diverse campus community; and custom-designed opportunities for internships, practica, and travel-study experiences. Founded in 1854, the College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Located in Columbia, South Carolina, the College has a legacy of developing women leaders with the courage, commitment, confidence, and competence to build a better world. In addition to the Women's College, coeducational Evening and Graduate programs are also offered.
Located in Columbia, South Carolina, the campus is within minutes of a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities in the capital city.Residents enjoy the moderate climate year-round, a vibrant metropolitan area, college and university sports, parks, rivers, Lake Murray, museums, a nationally renowned zoo, and performing arts.
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Columbia College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Columbia College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||68.8%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Columbia College is 12:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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Columbia College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|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|
Campus Info & Services
Columbia College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. 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, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Columbia College.
|Students who have cars on campus||65%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$25,050 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,638 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data