Columbus State University

Columbus, GA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
56%
Acceptance Rate
3,841
Students Applied
70%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
995
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 30, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 30, 2019
Other
Summer
March 15, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
13%
US States Represented
31
Countries Represented
35
47%
Submitting ACT
65%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1004
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
420
75th
540
Reading
25th
450
75th
560
3.10
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
13%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
8%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
13
Top 25%
37
Top 50%
70
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
278
$30k - $48k
126
$48k - $75k
108
$75k - $110k
95
$110k+
93

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@columbusstate.edu
Admissions Telephone: 866-264-2035
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
Try to avoid driving as most of the school is contained within walking distance and parking has become a bit of a problem. Utilize all of the school's resources, as many of the tutoring labs are free of charge and can be very helpful in difficult courses. When a Professor mentions extra-credit, take note: extra credit can result in earning a letter grade in some classes. If you do not understand a concept, e-mail your professor, they usually respond to e-mails and are more than happy to help you or find the means to help you succeed in college.
Alex from Stockbridge, GA
make sure to visit both campuses before applying for the school. looking at just one will not give you a complete picture of the university. do sufficient research of what columbus offers. sometimes major programs can be custom-made; also, opportunities like studying abroad or greek life may be overlooked on a simple tour.
Jessica from Senoia, GA
Be organized and connect with your advisor early on...they will help you maneuver through the process and ensure you sign up for the right classes.
Chloe from Tyrone, GA
Get involved! I kept hearing this from older friends, my parents, my older sister, and at orientation - it's true. Even if you are from Columbus, you need to meet new people. The only way to feel at home and comfortable is to have a group of people that you can hang out with. There are so many clubs and organizations that I'm sure everyone can find something.

Also, if you're having trouble with a hard class or learning how to study, go to the Academic Center for Excellence (in Schuster) and ask for a tutor. Even if you only meet a couple of times, it can really help. I've heard the Writing and Math labs are really helpful, too.
Kelly from Columbus, GA
GET INVOLVED! Don't stay in your dorms all day. Go out and explore campus, I guarantee you that you will find something you are interested in. Also, if you're a commuter student you need to get involved too! Don't just come to school and leave. CSU has a lot more to offer than people think. Honestly, your college experience is going to be what you make it, so make it great! I know I am.
Taylor from Columbus, GA
Don't drive to school if you live on Camus, the shuttles are very good. Own a laptop. If you intend to live on campus, stay downtown. The atmosphere is very good. Don't buy a too big meal plan, the food is not extraordinary.
Gudbjorg from Columbus, GA
Be prepared! Study the CSU site, it has great information! Be active!
Current CSU Student
Always come with an open mind and never be afraid of being new and meeting new people.
Ashley from Pine Mountain, GA
I would say to make sure you study and do your work all the time. Be yourself because you want to make friends by being who you really are. Get involved in something you love and have a passion for doing.
Be ready to walk as much of this campus is far apart and most classes aren't as centralized. Also any books that are listed for certain classes should not be bought until after meeting the professor and asking him/ her if it is required.
Michael from Hamilton, GA

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