Columbia College is on a 59-acre campus in the suburban setting of Columbia, South Carolina.
Columbia College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Columbia College has sororities but not fraternities.
Columbia College students' favorite campus events are Ludy Bowl, Follies and Mom's Day.
This table offers information on housing at Columbia College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||29%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||560|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||313|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||71%|
Columbia College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Columbia College students live off campus. In 2022, 29% of undergrads at Columbia College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 71% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Columbia College. There are 560 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,065 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 313 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 30% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Columbia College offers coed housing.
At Columbia College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Columbia College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Golf||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Soccer||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Track And Field||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Columbia College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Columbia College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Columbia College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Columbia College, take I-20, I-26, I-77 to Columbia, SC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Columbia Metropolitan airport.
While you're planning, check out other schools in South Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Columbia College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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