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Reviews 167 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Junior

Local Area: Columbia is a nice place to visit but if you're looking for a nice relaxing day filled with shopping or a trip to the park then the best places to go are either Irmo or Lexington. Downtown Columbia has some nice options but only really for those I would consider 'hippy'.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The nurse on campus is wonderful and if you need to see a doctor then one comes to campus at least once a weak.

4 College Junior

Administration: I believe the administration is great and helps campus life

4 College Junior

Athletics: We could use a pool and baseball

College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Not bad but there could be more closer to campus

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: People find the excitement i usually stick to myself

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Little to no crime happens on campus usually students take things off campus

3 College Freshman

Majors: A lot goes into finding the right career at a university that is very limited to different options.

3 College Freshman

Majors: In the Psychology programs looking to change

3 College Freshman

Administration: You are monitored with almost everything you do.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Since its a Bible college they don't focus just on your major, you have to partake in other classes irrelevant to your career.

1 College Freshman

Academics: Not a lot of fields to choose from

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Its hard to find money for this school, especially since its so expensive.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Students tend to stick to there own ethic group and occasionally they socializes.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Good lesson learned. Very good experience.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wish there was more career opportunities

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You really have to look for an off campus living area.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Not the best campus life but good enough to keep me going

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Facilities at my school is very people oriented.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I have been around to some Off-Campus Restaurants. A large number are large food chain options, but smaller local businesses abound.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: It is a convenient walk to campus for the most part. The campus owns quite a bit of property used for on campus apartments for graduate/seminary students and their families. There are also dorms for men and women in the undergrad sector of the school. Ben Lippen school, a Christian K-12 school also resides on the campus of CIU. It has been around since the 1940s. When weather conditions get rough CIU normally follows the lead of USC by closing down the school until inclement weather goes away so classes can resume. South Carolina is mostly a sunny and warm atmosphere in the south with varying temperatures in the winter.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Columbia International University is a Christian University, so our core values determine much about our life and conduct as students of CIU. CIU is focused on developing Christian Servant Leaders who impact the world with the message of Christ in their professional vocations as well as ministry based activities in churches, parachurch organizations, and mission agencies. The atmosphere is relatively quiet due to the intense amount of studying that is done around the campus library.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: There are a vast amount of retail chains here in the city of Columbia. The city has numerous schools, which include University of South Carolina, Benedict College, Columbia College, and Columbia International University to name a few. For Jackson Military Museum is close by on the western side of the city. There is a Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority to assist passengers to areas within the city of Columbia to work or home. This is certainly a bustling college city in the heart of South Carolina. The USC mascot is the Carolina Gamecocks. My particular school is the CIU Rams. Columbia International University is a private institution that offers degrees at the Bachelor's and Master's Level. They also provide certain Doctoral Programs as well. Dutch Square Mall is a common shopping facility for many people in the city. There is a bowling alley not far from Bush River Road in the city of Columbia. The downtown has historic charm and a Greek Orthodox Church building in the area. Sami's Deli is a great place to try Greek food downtown as well as a local sandwich shop in the area as well. The major sports here would be football and basketball. Columbia International University is more into soccer, cross country, and of its newest programs developed in recent years. Many locals attitudes toward students appear to be positive. Many renters seek out CIU students for living arrangements for homes that they own.

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5 College Student

Campus Housing: The housing is nice. This is my first time living on campus so I'm just enjoying it. The students in my dorm are wonderful, we all get along and the atmosphere is wonderful. Its very costly especially if you don't have much, but God always provides.


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