Columbia International University

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Columbia International University can be found in Columbia, SC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Columbia International University has an enrollment of nearly a thousand students.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to Columbia International University. A score in the range of 1400 - 1790 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Columbia International University average GPA (3.06 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 60% of all applicant were admitted at Columbia International University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 54% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Columbia International University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Columbia International University was reported as 62.6% in Fall 2013 with over 302 applications submitted to Columbia International University. 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

  • SAT Scores: 1400 - 1790
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Columbia International University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Columbia International University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 International University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.9%
  • 2010-2011: 60.0%
  • 2011-2012: 66.7%
  • 2012-2013: 64.3%
  • 2013-2014: 62.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 63.7%

How Does Columbia International University Compare?

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Columbia College65.0%
Newberry College59.1%
Claflin University52.6%
South Carolina State University50.8%
Presbyterian College66.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores 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 International University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 620
Math460 - 580
Writing460 - 590
Total Score1400 - 1790
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 28
Math19 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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