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Columbus State University is a moderately sized, public institution that is a part of the larger University System of Georgia located in the town of Columbus, Georgia. The school is home to over 4,000 undergraduate students and approximately 2,000 graduate and part-time professional students who take classes in one of the four undergraduate schools, or the graduate schools. These schools offer academic programs in the areas of the liberal arts and sciences, education, health sciences, and the fine arts. These academic divisions offer broad majors in the areas of biological science, business, (which includes a great marketing and retailing department) communications and the arts, computer and physical science, education (perhaps best known for its special and early childhood education departments), health professions, and social science. Some of the most popular major choices are business, education, music, and nursing.
Admission to Columbus State University is mildly competitive, and the number of qualified out-of-state students who apply increases with each passing admissions cycle. Last year, over 2,150 students applied for admission to the school; approximately 1,500 of those students were accepted, and about 1,000 matriculated. The admitted students had an average combined SAT score ranging from 990 to 1080, and an average comprehensive ACT score ranging from 20 to 28. Additionally, more than 68% of the admitted students were ranked in the top 25% of their high school graduating class with an average high school GPA of about a 3.62.
Columbus State University has a student to faculty ratio of 18:1, and while some of the introductory and general education courses are quite large, the more specific classes are usually no more than 20 to 25 students. Many classes are primarily centered around discussion, and all students get the chance to have their voices heard and really interact with their professors. Students give their professors high marks in terms of accessibility and willingness to help students who may need it.
The Social Scene
The town of Columbus itself is quite suburban and small, and therefore doesn’t really offer students much in the way of entertainment; however, the large and vibrant city of Atlanta is only about 100 miles away, and is easily reachable by car, which many students own. The city is perhaps the most popular weekend destination, and the nightlife scene in Atlanta is definitely happening. The university is home to fifteen national fraternities and sororities; however, they are not terrifically popular with students, and only a small percentage join a Greek organization at some point. There parties, however, are popular weekend attractions among the student body, and drinking is a prevalent activity at these rowdy soirees.
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“Even though the school is technically one of those incorporated state universities, it feels much more like an intimate private school.”
“People here are amazingly inclusive, and there is a notable lack of cliques at the school.”
“The Greeks are really a positive influence on campus, rather than dividing it into factions, they tend to bring everyone together.”
“If you don’t have a car, you will get bored very quickly. There’s nothing to do in the surrounding area.”
“The dorms are TINY! There is hardly even room to open the front door.”
“Even though the school isn’t that big, the administration is really difficult to get in contact with. There’s a lot of red tape to hack your way through.”
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