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Columbus State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1958
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,764
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $1,769,329
Admissions Address

4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907

Website

http://www.colstate.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@colstate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Susan Lovell
Admissions office telephone: (706) 568-2035
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Send application by: N/A
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://admissions.colstate.edu/howtoapply.htm  
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $225 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May not be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 57%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 57%
Total applicants: 3,308
Total acceptances: 1,881
Total freshman enrollment: 1,039
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 1,216
Male acceptances: 746
Male freshman enrollment: 491
 
Female applicants: 2,092
Female acceptances: 1,135
Female freshman enrollment: 548
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 79%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 - 560
Math: 430 - 540
Combined: 880 - 1100


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.7% 0.5%
600-699 11.3% 8.6%
500-599 36.5% 36.3%
400-499 41.5% 40.7%
300-399 8.2% 12.6%
200-299 0.9% 1.4%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 33%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 - 23
Math: 17 - 22
Composite: 17 - 22


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.5% 3.3% 0.5%
24-29 11.8% 15.3% 12.3%
18-23 61.4% 56.1% 57.9%
12-17 24.8% 21.1% 29.3%
6-11 0.5% 4.3% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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