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COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, GEORGIA

Columbus, GeorgiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1958Established Year
  8453Enrollment

Columbus State University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Columbus State University is a four-year institution for higher education situated in Columbus, Georgia. It's history dates back to the year 1949 where a junior college in Columbia was proposed. However, the institution came into being in 1958 with 15 faculty members and 300 students initially. At present, Columbia State University is a part of the University System of Georgia and enrolls over 8500 students each year.

Columbus state university campus

The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to its students along with online degrees and doctorate degrees. These degrees are offered in the fields of arts, education, business, Nursing, and others. The University encourages its students to move beyond traditional learning and to pursue internships, clinical experiences, and field research.

Columbus State University Ranking

  • Ranked 78th among the nation's 100 most affordable colleges and universities by www.collegeconsensus.com.
  • Bestvalueschools.com has ranked Columbus State University's master’s degree among the 30 Best Online Master's Degrees in Science Education in the US.
  • In 2020, the U.S. News and World Report have ranked the university as 75th in Regional Universities North.
  • It has been ranked 62nd in top performers in social mobility and 30th in Top Public Schools by the U.S. News and World Report.

Highlights

College TypePublic
Endowment62.6 million USD
Student Retention Rate72%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Housing Capacity20%
Annual cost of Attendance35,962 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@columbiastate.edu;
706 568-2035

Columbus State University Campus

  • The Columbus State University has built a River park Campus in downtown Columbus that comprises student apartments, a space service center, and a fine and performing arts space.
  • The main campus of CSU has a value of 26 million USD and stretches over 106,000 square feet.
  • The Student Recreation Centre at the main campus of the university provides the students with 2 basketball and racquetball courts, aquatic center, aerobic rooms, walking or running tracks, machine and weights areas, and a multi-purpose court for social events and indoor sports.
  • The CSU Riverpark Campus provides housing for 400 students, dining facilities, a bookstore, music school, and other facilities.

Columbus State University Residence

  • CSU provides on-campus residential facilities to its students at both Main Campus and RiverPark campus.
  • The Main Campus residential halls include Clearview Hall, the Courtyard at CSU, and Maryland Circle.
  • At RiverPark campus, there are 6 residential halls, namely, Broadway Crossing, Columbus Hall, Rankin, Oglethorpe, One Arsenal Place, and Fontaine.
  • Students are required to apply for residential facilities for which a 200 USD application fee and 50 USD residence Life activity fee is to be paid.
  • Residence facilities include shared suites, kitchen area, shared dining area, laundry facility, community area.
  • Other facilities such as a dresser, desk and chair and nightstand are also available.
  • Furthermore, students willing to stay off-campus may try to explore a plethora of student housing options in the USA.

Columbus State University Programs

  • The Columbus State University comprises four undergraduate colleges, College of the Arts, College of Education and Health Professions, College of Letters and Sciences, and D. Abbott Turner College of Business along with the Graduate School.
  • These colleges mainly focus on programs related to the fields of Business, Computer Science, Mathematics or Science, Education, Fine, and Performing Arts, Health Professions, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
  • It offers Associate degrees, Nexus degrees, Baccalaureate degrees, Graduate Degrees, Combined BS/MS degree and online degrees to its students.
  • The University also provides endorsement programs, Certificate programs and pre-professional programs such as Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Pre-Physical/Occupational therapy programs.

Columbus State University Application Process

Seeking admission at Columbus State University can be quite challenging as the university reviews the applications holistically and simply meeting the minimum requirements may not guarantee admission. Here are a few important points to consider:

  • Application Portal: Online
  • Application Fee
    • Undergraduate - 40 USD.
    • Graduate- 50 USD
  • Undergraduate Admission Requirements:
  • Applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.5. and official SAT/ACT scores.
  • Priority Admission Application deadlines
    • Spring Semester - November 30
    • Summer Term - April 30
    • Fall Semester - June 30
  • Graduate admission requirements are:
    • A bachelor's or master's degree in any field
    • Certificate of immunization.
    • Official transcripts of colleges or universities attended.
    • GRE, GMAT or MAT or other equivalent test scores.
    • Verification and proof of lawful presence.

Columbus State University Cost of Attendance

ExpensesFee (USD)
Tuition Fee7,070-9641
Rent2,995-3,900
Activity Fee67
Athletic Fee200
Health Fee53
Access Fee30
Technology Fee79
Parking Deck Fee47
Recreation Center Fee180
Institutional Fee132.50 (1-4 hours) 265 (5+ hours)

Columbus State University Scholarships

  • The University provides scholarships in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.
  • Scholarships include Columbus State University Honors Scholarship which is further divided into Presidential, Tower, and University Scholarships. These scholarships are of value 5,000 USD, 2500 USD, and 1,000 USD respectively.
  • Servant Leader Scholarship is provided to students with exceptional leadership potential. The award is 2,500 USD provided to the scholar in four installments.
  • The University also offers HOPE Grant and TEACH Grants as financial aid.
  • Alternative financing options include loans and federal work-study programs.
  • Considering a limited number of institutional scholarships, international students can apply for various outside scholarships to study in the US.

Columbus State University Alumni

  • The alumni association at CSU was founded in 1960 with a network of over 35,000 alumni at present.
  • The Alumni Association ensures mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its alumni.
  • The University offers various awards to its alumni, namely, Thomas Y. Whitley Distinguished Alumnus Award, Frank D. Brown Achievement & Leadership Excellence Award, Alumni Recognition Awards, and Honorary Alumni.
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Columbus State University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population10295
FAFSA Code001561
Application Cost$40
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$18,812 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score9708701070 64%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing495450540-
Mathematics475420530-
ACTCheck Detailed Score211824 48%
English211724-
Mathematics201723-

Columbus State University Acceptance Rate

53.4%

Acceptance Rate

3483

Total Applicants

10295

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.0%

Male

59.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program53.4%
Total Applicants15223
Total Enrolled8129
Graduate
Graduate Programs53.4%
Total Applicants4057
Total Enrolled2166

Columbus State University Enrollment

Enrollment
Columbus State University Enrollment10295
Undergraduate Enrollment8129
Graduate Enrollment2166
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate26.0%

Attendance Cost

$18,812

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$18,812 / Year
Post Graduate Program$19,218 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,350 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,550 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,380 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,200 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,100 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,390 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,100 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
96524516513693

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

7.8/10

6/10academic
9/10infrastructure
5/10placements
8/10faculty
10/10extracurricular
9/10accommodation

Reviews

T
Taylor helms, USA Criminal justice
Columbus State University
Current student , Batch : 2022
7.8
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

TAYLOR'S REVIEW

It was more convenient and less expensive than my other option. Closer to home so I can still live at home and go to school at the same time. This makes it easier to have a job also. I'm very happy with my decision so far.


Course Curriculum - 

Some are very challenging, other classes teach me things I learned in elementary school. That part is annoying because I feel like I'm paying money to do what people are doing when they are 6 years old.

6 /10
academic
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faculty
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infrastructure
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accomodation/food
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placement
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extracurricular
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+1-706-507-8800
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4225 University Ave, Columbus, GA 31907
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Shopping Mall

Peachtree Mall0.72 Km
Sunglass Hut at Macy's0.73 Km
Sunglass Hut0.76 Km
Trailside Shoppes1.04 Km
MIssion Square1.47 Km
Rosemont Shopping Center1.69 Km
The Market Place1.89 Km
St. Francis Marketplace2.12 Km
Britt David Shopping Center2.29 Km
The Landings Shopping Center2.35 Km
Midtown Shopping Center2.49 Km
Harmony place shops2.76 Km
Plaza North Shopping Center3.54 Km
Bradley Park Crossing4.42 Km
Columbus Park Crossing4.88 Km
Holly Hills Shopping Center6.41 Km
Parkway Center7.01 Km
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Airport

Columbus Airport1.32 Km
Flightways Columbus1.69 Km
Columbus GA Airport Address2.2 Km

Hospital

St. Francis Hospital1.74 Km
Garland K. Gudger JR, MD3.72 Km
Michael M. Tucker, MD3.72 Km
Ryan M. Geringer, DO3.72 Km
James E. McGrory, MD3.72 Km
John I. Waldrop, MD3.72 Km
David C. Rehak, MD3.72 Km
John D. Dorchak, MD3.72 Km
Frederick C. Flandry, MD3.72 Km
Douglas W. Pahl, MD3.72 Km
Kurt E.Jacobson, MD3.72 Km
John K. Burkus, MD3.72 Km
Benjamin Watson, DO3.72 Km
Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus4.5 Km
Piedmont Columbus Regional4.51 Km
Pediatrics After Hours4.64 Km
Magnolia Hospitality Group Inc5.6 Km
Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital6.34 Km
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Book Store

2nd & Charles2.45 Km
Elevation Bookstore & Cafe2.61 Km
Campus Store3.49 Km
Rags To Giftbags4.01 Km
Patton Plaza4.27 Km
Columbus Comics4.28 Km
Yes, I Am Cool Beans4.49 Km
Barnes & Noble4.9 Km
Us Books Inc5.01 Km
Ollie's Bargain Outlet5.13 Km
Judy Bugs Books6.35 Km
CSU Bookstore6.36 Km
Sutton Christian Supply Inc7.02 Km
Thompson's Christian Book Str7.59 Km
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*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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