Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC-
Columbia College - South Carolina is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
NAIA Division I
Appalachian Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Social Work and Youth Services35Graduates
- Behavioral Sciences21Graduates
- Business Administration and Management21Graduates
- Speech Language Pathology19Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities17Graduates
- Human Development15Graduates
- Early Childhood Education11Graduates
- Elementary Education11Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
After Columbia College - South Carolina
- Very Good137
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