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Columbus State University

Columbus, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Columbus State

Columbus State University Overview

Columbus State University is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Columbus, Georgia. Columbus State was founded in 1958 and currently enrolls around 7,925 students a year, including 6,427 undergraduate students. Columbus State ensures housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Columbus State for Fall 2023 is June 30. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 1.

Student Activities at Columbus State

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Columbus State's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Columbus State students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Columbus State has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Columbus State has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Columbus State on the Student Life page.

2022 Columbus State Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%
Percent of Need Met 55%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,851

Is Columbus State a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Columbus State offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Columbus State University

Columbus State is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Columbus State is 79%. Out of 5,273 applications received in 2022, 4,144 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Columbus State

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Columbus State, around 60% return for their sophomore year. Around 44% of students who started at Columbus State earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Columbus State Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Columbus State directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbus State

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Columbus State meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,851 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,554 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Columbus State.

Based on this information, how does Columbus State sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Columbus State a good school for you?

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Where is Columbus State?

Columbus State is located in the suburban setting of Columbus, Georgia, less than an hour from Atlanta.

If you want to see Columbus State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 185 to Columbus, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Columbus Metropolitan.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Columbus State and Columbus are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4225 University Avenue Columbus, GA 31907-5645

Campus Setting: Suburban

Columbus State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Columbus State is Jun 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Columbus State is Jun 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Columbus State ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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Columbus State SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

430 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

440 - 570

Columbus State Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$12,386

In State

$12,386

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
Unknown
Unknown
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$10,926
$10,926
Books
$1,460
$1,460

Student Life

Wondering what life at Columbus State is like? There are approximately 7,925 students enrolled at Columbus State, including 6,427 undergraduate students and 1,498 graduate students. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from GA and 11% percent of students are from other states.

67%

Full Time

33%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,925

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 30
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