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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University. is a Public college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,789 full time undergraduate students, and 1,618 full time graduate students.
The Columbus State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 311 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Columbus State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CSU are considered Selective, with ,45% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
72% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 14% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Columbus State University.
112 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
85 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
131 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
71 Students rated Columbus State University
Everything from the class size, the library, the extra assistance if needed, etc… is great. The campus is huge, so you are active also throughout the day, and there’s many different activities and events to fit you and what you enjoy. The food choices are healthy, sometimes I wish there were more options, but it’s okay. The subway, Einsteins, and chick fil a, always have people who want to work and have good hospitality, even on bad days.
Wonderful arts environment, very dedicated to student safety and success. Very affordable, and there’s lots of shops and things to do on and off campus. My dorm will be right on the river, which offers white water rafting for students and visitors alike.
Living on campus is a horrible experience, They walk in and invade our rooms whenever they want and use the claim "Its in your contract". They judge and invade our personal spaces then FORCE us to pay $100-$200 FEES for their stupid policies. The policies are so questionable its obvious they are broke and need funds. They have a "No visitors" policy for our dormitories. Meaning I can't have ANYONE over in MY ROOM that I paid over $3,000 for yet they are FORCING us to attend class physically. President Markwood is obviously a racist. He only interacts with students when he's forced too and takes pictures with black students to showcase "diversity". His only concern is getting new students here for their tuition money. The CSU police harass the students. There was a series of car break-ins in courtyard. Multiple cars were broken into during the night. My gf's car got broken into and you know what the CSU police did? nothing. So if your laptop got stolen? Sorry better luck next time. I do not suggest living on campus at all. Some professors don't teach and use the excuse " We don't hold your hand". Only come to CSU if you want to bring up your gpa other than that this school isn't worth the headache.
As someone who transferred into Columbus State University, I feel compelled to say: a college is a college. There are places to eat. There are people to meet. There are things to do--no matter how broke or clueless you are. With any college, you have to make your experience--don't just expect all the fun people and events to come to you.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Columbus State University is 53%. 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 _____.
I would say think about what you really want and don't do something just because. Think about what you would like to do with your life and what career you would want; research it to help make your decision and perhaps go shadow someone in that profession. If you get a job that you love or even like, you'll never work a day in your life.
Don't change your school decision just because you met some boy, even if he's "the one". You'll miss your family; it's not that far away to visit. You might wonder what would it be like if you went off to school even for a year to get the college experience. If he's the guy you plan to spend your life with and vice versa, he'll be by your side the whole time encouraging you.
Don't ever stop trying. It's going to be tough at times but you'll get through it and do great; don't get discouraged if you get a bad grade. It's not as easy as you think. You have to keep trying and never let it get you down.
Columbus State University holds a broad range of students from many backgrounds, beliefs, and lifestyles. Living in the south, many of my classmates lean towards being more conservative and focused on school, whereas some have rebelled against their upbringing and are more socially driven or liberal.
A hidden treasure.
CSU has a extremely nice and successful School of the Arts. Someone interested in music, art, or theatre would truly thrive in this school.
I guess the worst thing about my school is that sometimes the classes are mostly just lectures
I don't think i brag about something.
It has a very diverse student body and the students and teachers are very friendly and approachable.
The most frustrating thing about Columbus State University is the financial aid office. They consistently lost paperwork while I was a student there, causing my student loans to not be processed on time or properly, as well as problems in geting my diploma and teaching certificate in a timely manner.
I have no idea.
A person that shouldn't attend Columbus State University is a person that doesn't like new experiences, doesn't appreciate southern towns, or has lived in Columbus all of their life.
When going off to school I wanted a Medium sized, four year college, that had everything to its campus all in the same area. I feel as though I found that in CSU and I love that about my school. In between classes I can sit outside with friends on the schools lawn and watch other students toss a football, while still having the safe environment of a campus. The place most students spend time on the campus is at the Clock tower. It is located right in the middle of the campus, surrounded by a lawn and benches for all the students to enjoy. This Clock tower comes with a history and houses events for all of CSU. I'll always remember how I was so nervous about attending college and being away from home, but finding another location to call home in CSU.
Columbus State University is a melting pot that welcomes students from all backgrounds, social groups, and lifestyles. In truth, there is no defined stereotype of a CSU student because everyone has a place on our campus. CSU has a main campus and a fine arts campus that offers opportunities for everyone from an early childhood education major to a biology major to a music performance major. If you ask me, the common stereotype of a CSU student is staring back at YOU in the mirror!
CSU's main campus is basically in the middle of Columbus. One one side is neighborhoods, on the other is restaurants and businesses. You can see the mall, and behind that, the airport when you first get off campus. It's really close the highway, so you can get on going south to South GA or Florida or north to Atlanta or Callaway Gardens.
Riverpark campus is aptly named, being next to the Chattahoochee River. There's lots of historic buildings downtown and Carpenters (the Comms building) is right next to Historic Columbus. If you drink Coke, you might be interested in seeing Dr. Pemberton's house and apothecary, where he first invented Coke, on the Historic Columbus tour (it's free). In the next year-and-a-half, Columbus is getting a whitewater course, for kayaking and other water sport, which will be about next door to Riverpark campus. Riverpark is also the center for entertainment in Columbus: it is encircling the RiverCenter for Performing Arts, the historic Springer Opera House (which is haunted - there's a tour!), and not too far from the Civic Center (where our local hockey team, the Cottonmouths, play and where concerts, like Lady Antebellum in March, are held). You can also ice skate at the Civic Center during certain months, also.
I originally was going to attend Valdosta State, actually. I didn't even apply to CSU until July 2011, a month and a half before school started. Some things fell through at VSU, so I had to make a quick decision and decided to go CSU. I was really upset about it, because I had heard terrible things. They were pretty much all false, though. When I went through orientation at VSU, the guides didn't really talk to us or interact with us at all. When I went through CSU's orientation, we were broken into small groups (about 7-10 people) and we talked about a lot of things. We discussed our fears about starting college, our interests, our majors, everything. We got to know each other and start out with some acquaintances - I had several classes with some people in the group. I was really impressed with that. I'm glad I decided to pick CSU and I plan on doing my 4 years here.
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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.
92% of students
attending Columbus State University receive some sort of financial aid.
49% were awarded federal grants.
While 60% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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