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Columbus State Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Columbus State, the regular decision application deadline is June 30 and the application fee costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Considering Applying Early to Columbus State?

Columbus State University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Columbus State?

Getting into Columbus State is slightly difficult. Columbus State evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Columbus State accepted 78% of all applicants., around 4,115 of the 5,261 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Columbus State, MIN Admissions to education, nursing programs is program moderately difficult.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Columbus State Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Columbus State

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Columbus State Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Columbus State must submit the following items. Double check with Columbus State's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Columbus State?

Students admitted to Columbus State have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 71.6% submitted a class rank. At Columbus State 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31% were in the top 25% and 61% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Columbus State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 71.6%
3.75 and 3.99 8%
3.50 and 3.74 11.42%
3.25 and 3.49 13.18%
3.00 and 3.24 16.15%
2.50 and 2.9 27.11%
2.00 and 2.49 17.74%
Columbus State does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Columbus State is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 40% of Columbus State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 33% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Columbus State?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Columbus State students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Columbus State students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Columbus State?

To be most competitive at Columbus State, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Columbus State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Columbus State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Columbus State University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Columbus State.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 30. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Columbus State during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Columbus State Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Columbus State?

Students who are admitted to Columbus State must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Columbus State accept transfer credits?

Columbus State accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Columbus State accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Columbus State accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Columbus State accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Columbus State?

Columbus State. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Columbus State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

78%

How hard is it to get into Columbus State? Columbus State is a less selective institution. The Columbus State acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

17 to 23

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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Columbus State SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

420 - 530

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Reading SAT Range

440 - 550

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Columbus State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.05

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Columbus State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.05. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,372

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,334

Out-of-State

$21,152

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 30
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