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 930 - 1140 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 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 (2.89 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 50% of all applicant were admitted at Columbia International University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 82% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Columbia International University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Columbia International University was reported as 47.9% in Fall 2020 with over 336 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

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

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 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 International University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 35.7%
  • 2017-2018: 28.3%
  • 2018-2019: 33.4%
  • 2019-2020: 47.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 35.8%

How Does Columbia International University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Columbia International University is eighteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Columbia College96.6%
Newberry College62.8%
Claflin University55.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Columbia International University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 580
Math450 - 560
Total Score930 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 25
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 25
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