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Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

At A Glance

Main Address

4225 University Ave

Columbus, GA 31907-5679

www.columbusstate.edu

Admission Office

4225 University Avenue

Columbus, GA 31907-5645

(706) 568-2035

Fax : (706) 568-5091

admissions@columbiastate.edu

Contact : Gary Bush

Executive Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5123

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : June 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 40.0%

Total undergraduates : 6,501

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 986

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 60.0%

Average financial aid package : $10,568.00

In-State Tuition : $7,334.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $21,152.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Sep 1

Regular application due: Jun 1

Priority application due : May 15

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 15

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : May 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Jun 30

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : May 15

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 16 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 40.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 73.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 26.0%
Business/Marketing : 17.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Education : 6.0%
Psychology : 6.0%
Security and Protective Services : 6.0%
Social Sciences : 5.0%

Associates
Liberal Arts : 68.0%
Engineering : 21.0%
Security and Protective Services : 12.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Commerce, General B
Finance, General B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General C
Management Information Systems, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B
Organizational Leadership M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Communication, General B C
Mass Communication/Media Studies C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B M
Information Technology B

Education
Art Teacher Education B M
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Drama and Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B M
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B M
Mathematics Teacher Education B M
Music Teacher Education B M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B M
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist M
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B M
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Social Science Teacher Education B M
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B M

Engineering
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering B C M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B
Rhetoric and Composition B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling C
Medical Informatics C
Nursing Education C
Public Health, General M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies C
Medieval and Renaissance Studies C

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies A B C

Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography C
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Cinematography and Film/Video Production C
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music Performance, General B M
Music, General B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

English as a Second Language (ESL)

External Degree Program

Cooperative Education

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Cross-Registration

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

1150 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center, Dorms

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : environmental learning center, space science center, fine and performing arts center

Geographic Location : 100 miles from Atlanta.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 6,501

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 986

Degree-seeking undergrads : 6,174

Graduate enrollment : 1,376

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 84.0%

Out of state students : 16.0%

Part Time students : 28.0%

Percentage of males : 40.0%

Percentage of females : 60.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 1.0%

Black African American : 40.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 7.0%

White : 47.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Entering freshmen from outside local area must live in student housing.

5.0% Men who Join Fraternities

5.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Saber

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 55.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 23.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $400.00

Housing deposit due : May 15

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Cougars

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Racquetball

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $40.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 2,881

Admitted : 2,288

Enrolled : 1,048

Less selective 79.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Geographical Residence

Interview

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

2.3 GPA, 440 SAT Critical Reading/17 ACT English, and 410 SAT math/17 ACT math required. Students must be on track to graduate with college preparatory seal. Students with college prep deficiencies will be considered on individual basis.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 16.0%

Top Quarter : 42.0%

Top Half : 76.0%

Bottom Half : 24.0%

Bottom Quarter : 9.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 9.0%

500 - 599 : 47.0%

400 - 499 : 39.0%

300 - 399 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 8.0%

500 - 599 : 31.0%

400 - 499 : 51.0%

300 - 399 : 9.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 19.0%

18 - 23 : 58.0%

12 - 17 : 21.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 2.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 47.0%

12 - 17 : 35.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 6.0%

24 - 29 : 17.0%

18 - 23 : 45.0%

12 - 17 : 30.0%

6 - 11 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Applicants may submit official Advanced Placement scores to the Office of the Admissions for evaluation of credit.

High school Coursework

High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

4

0

Science Lab

3

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 64.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 45.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

420 - 530

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

440 - 570

ACT Composite

18 - 22


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

ARTS 1020

All

Art History

4

3

ARTH 1100

All

Biology

3

4

BIOL 1215K

All

4

4

BIOL 1231K

Biology

5

8

BIOL 1231K & BIOL 1232K

Biology

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 1131

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 1131 & 1132

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHEM 1211 & 1211L

All

Chinese Language and Culture

5

3

*** 2****

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 2****

All

Computer Science A

3

4

CPSC 1301 & 1301L

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CPSC 1105

All

Drawing

4

3

ARTS 1010

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1101

All

5

6

ENGL 1101 & 1102

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1101

All

5

6

ENGL 1101 & 1102

All

Environmental Science

4

3

ENVS 1105

All

European History

4

3

HIST 2***

All

French Language and Culture

5

12

FREN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

All

German Language and Culture

5

12

GERM 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 2***

All

Italian Language and Culture

5

12

ITAL 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

All

Japanese Language and Culture

5

12

JAPN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

All

Latin

5

3

LATIN 2***

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 2105

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 2106

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUSC 2***

All

Physics B

4

4

PHYS 1111 & 1311

All

5

8

PHYS 1111, 1311, 1112 & 1312

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

5

4

PHYS 1112 & 1312

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHYS 1111 & 1311

All

5

4

PHYS 1111 & PHYS 1311 or PHYS 2211 & PHYS 2311

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 1101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

5

12

SPAN 1001, 1002, 2001 & 2002

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

5

3

SPAN 2***

All

Statistics

3

3

STAT 1127

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 1101

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 2111

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HIST 1112

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

4

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

3

College Mathematics

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French II

50

12

German II

50

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish II

50

12

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 46.0%

% of loans / jobs : 54.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 89.0%

% Judged to have need : 80.0%

% that were offered aid : 80.0%

% that had need fully met : 3.0%

% of need met : 60.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $10,568.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,016.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $5,320.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,600.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $32,587.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Stephanie Lawrence

Financial aid office phone : (706) 507-8807

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,334.00

$7,334.00

$7,334.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$21,152.00

$21,152.00

$21,152.00

Room and board:

$10,150.00

$9,400.00

$2,650.00

Books and supplies:

$1,350.00

$1,350.00

$1,350.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,200.00

$2,350.00

$2,350.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,300.00

$1,850.00

$1,850.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$22,334.00

$22,284.00

$15,534.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$36,152.00

$36,102.00

$29,352.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 30

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,464

Transfers admitted percentage: 73.0%

Transfers admitted: 1,073

Transfers enrolled percentage: 36.0%

Transfers enrolled: 539

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $40.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $21,152.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,150.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $9,400.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $152,807.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 14

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser

Special International Student Orientation Program

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students