About Columbia Southern University

Founded in , Columbia Southern University. is a college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 15,530 full time undergraduate students, and 5,912 full time graduate students.

The Columbia Southern University Academic calendar runs on a Other basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 70:1. There are 134 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Columbia Southern University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CSU are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Columbia Southern University.

29%
“We”re apathetic”
57%
“We know about current events and vote”
14%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
29%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
29%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
71%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
14%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
86%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
14%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
29%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
71%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
100%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
29%
“We”re apathetic”
57%
“We know about current events and vote”
14%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
29%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
29%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
71%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
14%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
86%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
14%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
29%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
71%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
100%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
29%
“We”re apathetic”
57%
“We know about current events and vote”
14%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
29%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
29%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
14%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
71%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
14%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
86%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
14%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
29%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
71%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
100%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 1.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    5 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    6 Students rated campus food 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    8 Students rated campus facilities 3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    9 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    8 Students rated school activities 2.7 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    8 Students rated local services 3 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    9 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

Columbia Southern University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Columbia Southern University?

9 Students rated Columbia Southern University

Ignacio - 10/14/2020

It is easy to enroll and they actually assist any military affiliated personnel that wants to attend.

Austin - 12/15/2019

Best school by far have I ever been to

Sara - 05/28/2019

For a mostly online school, it does a good job of relying information. There is no comrodory and it seems that we're all just there for a grade. But if you just want to graduate, it's a good school.

Lukas - 04/17/2019

The school is a very great school to attend. I have learned a lot. The class sizes are amazing and you are always able to reach the professors for help. Even on the weekends. We have great discussions during our discussion boards. Our professors give us great topics to discuss.

Columbia Southern University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Columbia Southern University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Columbia Southern University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Make a plan and stick to it. I would have seen a counselor much earlier on and worked harder at figuring out exactly what courses I needed instead of choosing most of them myself. I find that I ended up with many courses that didn't apply to what I was doing and the rules for what was needed changed as time went on because I had to step away from my education for various reasons - mostly financial. I would also seek more scholarship oppurtunities so that I could have finished in a more timely fashion.

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  3. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I was so excited to find the program I wanted at a school that would help me find financial aid and succeed. I also like that I get a discount if I come back for graduate work.

    Read all  4 answers
  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Columbia Southern University is an online school; therefore the only interaction with other students is via Blackboard. However, the experience was pleasant and professional. As online students, the majority of us are adults with full time careers and family responsibilities. They were always many subjects to cover, and many experiences to be shared at CSU, and I would describe all of my classmates as driven and dedicated individuals who shared a common purpose to expand their educational and professional careers; while enriching their personal lives.

    Read all  2 answers
  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Seeing that I am doing the online program here at CSU, this requires great dedication. If you as a student have a hard time with procrastination and doing things last minute, then it would be in your best interest to find another school. CSU will not continuously remind you that homework is due so it is up to the student to keep track of when their assignments are due and always follow the rubric. If a person is unorganized and has a hard time following directions, I will assure you that you will not be successful here at CSU.

    Read all  2 answers
  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Nothing!

    Read all  1 answers
  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I do not see my professors on a daily basis.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

37%

female

63%

male

15,530

Total Undergrad Enrollment

5,912

Total Grad Students

89%

Out-Of-State

9%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
22%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
59%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending Columbia Southern University receive some sort of financial aid. 65% were awarded federal grants. While 65% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$5,175

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$680

Books and Supplies

$6,372

Room and Board

12,227

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,979
$30 - $48K
$9,117
$48 - $75K
$10,434
$75 - $110K
$12,129
$110K & UP
$13,430

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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