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 1,400 students are enrolled at Columbia College.

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Overall Columbia College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Columbia College was reported as 96.6% in Fall 2020 with over 817 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Columbia College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.1%
  • 2017-2018: 86.8%
  • 2018-2019: 95.9%
  • 2019-2020: 96.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 86.8%

How Does Columbia College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Columbia College is seventy percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Columbia International University47.9%
Newberry College62.8%
Claflin University55.2%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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