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Columbus State University is a public institution that was founded in 1958. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,037, its setting is city, and the campus size is 132 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Columbus State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 91. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,592 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,868 (2012-13).
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Nestled in Georgia's Chattahoochee River Valley, Columbus State University offers comprehensive learning opportunities to an enrollment of about 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students. With a recent, major capital campaign, CSU has renewed its vision of innovative learning environments, dedicated service to community and an uncompromising commitment to education excellence. Columbus State University considers itself, above all else, a teaching university. Stellar facilities on main campus and in the community bolster this mission with rich learning opportunities including the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center; the Coca-Coca Space Science Center, the Rankin Arts Center; the RiverCenter, a state-of-the-art performing arts facility that houses three performance halls, a world-class organ and the university's widely respected school of music; and a new riverside art and theatre complex that includes two State-of-the-art teaching theaters, an art gallery, and an array of specially designed art classrooms.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Columbus State University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 30. The application fee at Columbus State University is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||55.8%|
|Application deadline||June 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 30|
The student-faculty ratio at Columbus State University is 18:1, and the school has 40.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Columbus State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.2 percent.
Columbus State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,037, with a gender distribution of 40.0 percent male students and 60.0 percent female students. At this school, 20.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80.0 percent of students live off campus. Columbus State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Columbus State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Columbus State University 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 Columbus State University, 73 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Columbus State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||73%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Columbus State University, 68.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,731.
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.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,592 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,868 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,542 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data