Columbia College

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Columbia College can be found in Columbia, SC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 1,500 students are enrolled at Columbia College.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 920 (25th percentile) - 1130 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 20 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Columbia College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.25. Approximately 60 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Columbia College, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 43 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Columbia College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Columbia College was reported as 65.0% in Fall 2013 with over 457 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Columbia College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Columbia College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Columbia College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 72.9%
  • 2010-2011: 76.8%
  • 2011-2012: 68.8%
  • 2012-2013: 64.6%
  • 2013-2014: 65.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 67.5%

How Does Columbia College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Columbia College is seventeen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Columbia International University62.6%
Newberry College59.1%
Claflin University52.6%
South Carolina State University50.8%
Voorhees College50.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Columbia College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math18 - 23
Composite Score20 - 24
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