If you are thinking about applying to Columbia College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here is an overiew of some of Columbia College's admissions stats.
|Columbia College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||9%|
|Mean SAT Score||1027|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||7%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Columbia College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Columbia College does not offer early decision or early action.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Columbia College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
What does Columbia College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Columbia College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Columbia College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Columbia College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Columbia College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. Columbia College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 88% submitted a class rank. At Columbia College 9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 61% were in the top 50%.
At Columbia College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14%|
|2.50 and 2.9||12%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Columbia College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Columbia College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Columbia College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 7% of Columbia College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Columbia College applicants, you should aim to earn between 890 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Columbia College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 890, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Columbia College student is 1027.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Columbia College students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Columbia College students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.
To be most competitive at Columbia College, you should strive to earn between 15 and 22 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Columbia College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.
A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Columbia College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Columbia College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Columbia College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Columbia College?
❌ Students who are admitted to Columbia College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Columbia College accept transfer credits?
✅ Columbia College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Columbia College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Columbia College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Columbia College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Columbia College?
❌ No, Columbia College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Columbia College's acceptance rate?
✅ Columbia College's acceptance rate is 98%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Columbia College?
❌ Columbia College does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Columbia College? Columbia College is a somewhat selective institution. The Columbia College acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 98 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Columbia College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Columbia College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1190 and Above
890 to 1190
890 and Less
The median SAT score for Columbia College students is 1027. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Columbia College, while applicants with SAT scores between 890 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 890 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Columbia College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Columbia College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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