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Columbus State University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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  • Columbus State University has an acceptance rate of 56% which means it’s quite competitive to get enrolment in the university and has a 72% retention rate. The graduate percentage is approximately 37% and 91% of the graduating students are able to get jobs within 2 years of their passing out earning USD 35,900 per year on an average.
  • The institution enrolls around 7,800 students with the majority in undergraduate courses.
  • The University has Fall, Spring, and Summer intakes and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The University also offers online programs.
  • The University’s admission application fee is USD 40 for undergraduates and USD 50 for Graduate students. USD 31,350 is the approximate annual fee for attending the university for a year and it offers housing on campus.
  • The present admission deadline for the Fall semester is June 01, 2020, and the application fee is also waived off currently by the university.


Admission requirements for international studentsUndergraduate: Online Application
Graduate: Domestic- Online Application
International- Online Application
Application Fee (Non-refundable)UG: USD 40
PG: USD 50
Acceptance rate56%
Mode of PaymentCredit/Debit card or Check
Student-Faculty Ratio16:1
SAT/ACTOptional/Not required
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SessionsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidVarious loans, Grants, and Scholarships available

Admission Deadlines

Columbus State University, Georgia accepts applications for Fall, Summer, and Spring semesters. The applications can be completed as PDF or online through the University’s website.

The international student’s admission application deadlines are the same for undergraduates and graduates for Fall and Spring intakes but differ for Summer intake.

SemesterDeadline (UG)Deadline (PG)
FallJune 01June 01
SpringNovember 01November 01
SummerApril 01May 01

Columbus State University International Student Admissions

The international students willing to study in the US and planning to study at the University must fulfill additional admission requirements based on which the decision regarding their admission will be made. The international students must go through the below-mentioned information that will help them in applying to the university with ease.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Completed PDF or online application
  • A non-refundable USD 40 application fee for undergraduates and USD 50 for the graduate applicants.
  • Submit official (translated) copies of all Academic records starting from High school and above through the institution. These copies must be evaluated by the credential evaluation approved organizations like NACES or WES. A minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher is required.
  • English language proficiency test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or other accepted tests).
  • SAT/ ACT scores for undergraduates and GMAT/GRE scores for graduates according to the programs.
  • Submit a financial statement with original supporting documents from a reputed financial institution confirming that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover tuition, boarding, lodging, transportation, books and supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses to cover the period of study at the university. The financial statement must be notarized and needs to be accompanied by the bank statement or the letter from the Employer or the sponsor.
  • Passport ID pages Copy
  • The graduate applications also require submitting an essay/statement of their objective and goals. And two letters of recommendation in the prescribed format through supplemental forms of the application.
  • Any other program-related documentation specified by the university.
  • All students have to complete the certificate of immunization before registering for the classes also.
  • The college also accepts international transfer students.

Issuance of I20 or IAP 66 may take 6 to 8 week’s time. Applicants need to keep this in time and must start the application process keeping in mind the start date of the session they are applying for.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants have to demonstrate English proficiency through one of the internationally recognized standardized examinations in English. Applicants are also requested to check the course-wise specific requirements of different departments before seeking admission.

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Name of the testMinimum Required Scores
SAT- Evidence-based Reading and Writing480
ACT English or ACT Reading17

Visa Process for International Students

The International students planning to study at the university must apply for a student visa to study in the USA once the application letter has been issued to them. Applicants must submit a complete application with all the documents after which they will receive Form I-20 or IAP66 from the Institute. The documents needed to receive I-20/IAP66 are :

  • Application form, Resume, Essay, and recommendation letters.
  • Copies ID pages of the passport
  • An official copy of the academic Transcripts of all qualifications achieved prior to seeking admission
  • Proof of financial support (Bank statement/ Sponsor letter)
  • Passport pages showing identification, date of birth and residential address information
  • After receiving I-20, the applicant should apply for a student visa (F-1 visa) at the US Embassy by fulfilling the Embassy requirements of filing a completed application form and depositing the fee.
  • For obtaining a US visa, In-person interviews and Biometrics are compulsory, which should be scheduled and attended by the applicant at the nearest Embassy office.
  • Maintaining the timeline is extremely important and always factor in a week extra to avoid last minutes contingencies.

Columbus State University, Georgia Graduate Admissions

The University offers graduate programs in the areas of Business, Management, Education, Applied Sciences, Humanities, Liberal and Performing Arts, Physical Sciences, Health, and related areas mainly. There is an option of online study in various programs. Some of the popular graduate programs are listed for the reference of the applicants.

RequirementsMaster of Business AdministrationMaster in Science (Biology)Master of Science Cybersecurity managementMasters in Science- Human Resource Management
ApplicationUniversity’s online or PDF applicationUniversity’s online or PDF applicationUniversity’s online or PDF applicationUniversity’s online or PDF application
Admission deadlineFall/Spring/SummerFall/Spring/SummerFall/Spring/SummerFall/Spring/Summer
Credential EvaluationRequired by NACES, WES, etc.Required by NACES, WES, etc.Required by NACES, WES, etc.Required by NACES, WES, etc
Minimum GPA score3.00 or higher3.00 or higher3.25 or higher2.00 or higher
TOEFLCBT 213 iBT 79CBT 213 iBT 79CBT 213 iBT 79CBT 213 iBT 79
GMAT/GRERequiredRequiredRequired (GRE 290/GMAT 410)Required
RecommendationsTwo academic/ professional references requiredTwo academic/ professional references requiredTwo academic/ professional references requiredTwo academic/ professional references required
Personal EssayRequired (250-500 words)Required (250-500 words)Required (250-500 words)Required (250-500 words)
Financial FormRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Decision time3-4 weeks3-4 weeks3-4 weeks3-4 weeks

In the case of high academic scores, certain programs exempt the students from providing standardized test scores which should be checked before applying for a specific program.

For any program related specific queries to admissions, the applicants may contact

For general inquiries about enrolment, the applicants may contact the Enrollment Service Representative at 706-507-8800 or toll-free at 866-264-2035. The email can be sent to

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