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Columbus State University is a public institution that was founded in 1958. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,025, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 132 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Columbus State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 92. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,774 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,356 (2013-14).
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Ranked among the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, Columbus State offers nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more. Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is part of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,200 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education.
|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 selective, with an acceptance rate of 52.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||52.6%|
|Application deadline||June 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 30|
The student-faculty ratio at Columbus State University is 17:1, and the school has 40.1 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 67.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||13%|
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Columbus State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,025, with a gender distribution of 41.4 percent male students and 58.6 percent female students. At this school, 21 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79 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, 66 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Columbus State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||66%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Columbus State University, 71.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,727.
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||$6,774 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$19,356 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,338 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data