Columbia College - South Carolina

436 reviews
  1. Columbia, SC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A
Columbia College - South Carolina is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference
Address
1301 Columbia College Dr
Columbia, SC 29203

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
900-1140
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,787/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,889/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,099/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,670/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,249/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,956/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
794Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Motivated
    63%
  • Fake. They pretend to be nice.
    13%
  • LIBERAL
    13%
  • Laid-back
    6%
  • Up-tight
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Top scholars
    43%
  • Encouraging
    24%
  • Strict
    19%
  • Pushy
    14%

After Columbia College - South Carolina

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

Reviews

436 reviews
  • Excellent
    80
  • Very Good
    137
  • Average
    171
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    19
Columbia College curriculum does not prepare students for the world after graduation. Students who are top students while attending here go on to graduate school to be in remedial classes because they are not prepared. Most professors are passionate about what they are teaching, while others do not care either way. The way that situations/incidents are handle are not appropriate and instead of trying to fix problems they sweep it under the rug. The funding that is put into the school does not come directly to programs, buildings, or activities for students and they will not enclose that information to inquiring students. The only good program at Columbia college is the teaching program. The transfer rate is also really high because of dissatisfied students and parents.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
I accidentally reviewed the housing with academics, but the rooms are very small you're supposed to share with one other person, share a 1/2 bathroom with three other girls, there's been a few hair balls in the hall way for months now (since before thanksgiving break and it's the end of January now) the kitchen is very small and located in the basement (which seems haunted) all buildings (except McNair which has the strictest rules and for mainly freshmen and transfer students) are very old and falling apart. There's also a lady bug infestation in most rooms during the winter, and just this morning a maintenance guy came in my room while I was sleeping. Residence life people are snobby and very difficult to work with.
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago
Honestly Columbia College has been a horrible experience for me. Unfortunately many of the professors here are very old school (and old) and are not up to date with the times of learning. All the classes I have been in have been strictly lecture, which is sad because the class sizes are small so it is easy to get a class involved but the professors do not care. Also living on campus is horrible. First, they pressure you to live on campus because they give you $500 dollars to stay on campus which only covers 1/5 of the cost of living and dining on campus. Second, they have strict rules about who can come into your room. You have to sign in guest even though they live in the same hallway as you. It doesn't really make sense and if they catch you with people that are not signed in to your room you get reprimanded and if it keeps happening you can get kicked off campus. Another reason why this school is horrible is the food sucks. In the morning they run out of bagels and cream cheese almost every other day and that is the only thing I eat for breakfast so paying for a meal plan sucks because you are not getting your $$ worth. The lunch food is okay but if you eat the food on the weekend its nasty and I'm pretty sure its left overs for the week. I would never eat in the cafe on the weekends. Also the staff around the school do not know how to do their jobs. They think they are of higher power and think they are always right when something so simple they can't do it. Honestly, I could keep going on about how much this school sucks and why you should never come here but if you do then honestly good luck. I can not wait to transfer out of here at the end of this semester. The only good thing about this school is the couple of good friends I met during my short time here. I will miss them but leaving this horrible school is going to better my life indefinitely.
  • College Sophomore
  • 9 months ago