Columbus State University

1,236 reviews
  1. Columbus, GA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Columbus State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
4225 University Ave
Columbus, GA 31907

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
860-1100
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$10,612/ 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
    $9,318/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,135/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,746/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,066/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,405/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.89 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.84 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,844Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Average
    29%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Outgoing
    19%
  • Avarege
    17%
  • Well-intentioned and hard working
    8%
  • Determined to be the best
    2%
  • Friendly
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.109 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.125 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Up to par
    24%
  • Straight
    22%
  • Work in progress
    16%
  • Constantly improving!
    11%
  • The school itself is beautiful.
    11%
  • Intriguing
    5%
  • Keeps me working and studying hard
    5%

After Columbus State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.58 responses

Reviews

1,236 reviews
  • Excellent
    206
  • Very Good
    423
  • Average
    504
  • Poor
    62
  • Terrible
    41
I chose this school because it was close to home, and it ended up being one of the best decisions I've made! The environment is extremely unique because something fun is always happening. During exam weeks, students pull together and the atmosphere is unbelievable as students team up to help grow and prosper together! The professors are continuously on the look out for ways to help their students in addition to providing a comfortable environment in the classroom. Columbus State may have started off as a "little" school but is growing with every academic year as new students make their way to the Cougar nation!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
I didn't know what I'd expect when I first arrived to Columbus State University. It's far from home, and I didn't have any friends. It's a great school with good programs. I would change the food in the Cougar Cafe because it isn't as healthy or as tasty as people make it out to be. The academic programs in the different colleges are very intriguing. I love the Academic Center for Tutoring because there are people who take time out to help students on their coursework. The different events around school from numerous organization keep me engaged and involved on campus. One thing that I wish I could have been prepared for was the financial burdens. I didn't have a job and my loans didn't turn out the way they were supposed to so I wish I had more knowledge in that area. I LOVE the rec center because I can go have fun and work out in so many different ways and it's all included in my tuition! CSU isn't perfect, but it's pretty cool/
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
My campus is not too diverse concerning faiths. There are many non practicing Christians and atheists, Christians, some Buddhists, muslims, Jewish, and those who try to make there own beliefs off of all of the values of each faith. However, acceptance is very good but as far as introducing your faith- there will be opposition. That is expected of course. There are a handful of homosexuals, many republicans, many democrats. But, there is maturity when it comes to respecting one another despite of differences and that is evident. There are not many cases of bullying that I have seen or hatred toward a race or culture. There is a cool diversity of nationalities, exchange students from as far as Africa, Asia, and Europe. There are students here also from across the country, in places such as Wisconsin. It's great!
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 9 2014